Metaphor identification as a research method for the study of career

Creed, Allison and McIlveen, Peter (2017) Metaphor identification as a research method for the study of career. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. ISSN 1873-0388


In this paper we present the Metaphor Identification Procedure Vrije Universiteit (MIPVU) for the reliable detection of metaphoric language that may be interpreted using extant vocational psychology theory. Metaphors are ubiquitous in communication and carry influential meaning for people. To illustrate MIPVU, we use transcripts of interviews with university students who discussed their experiences of student life. In addition, an adjunct software tool is used to enhance the efficiency of the method to propose metaphoric themes. The method could fill a void in the complex and rich methodological repertoire for the study of career and work.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 28/07/17. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 23:39
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: career; metaphor; conceptual metaphor theory; MIPVU
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10775-017-9345-2

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