Navigating, negotiating and nullifying education research mazes: successful strategies for mobilising contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities

Danaher, Patrick Alan and Rossi, Dolene and Gacenga, Francis (2016) Navigating, negotiating and nullifying education research mazes: successful strategies for mobilising contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities. In: Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-3-319-39852-5

Abstract

This chapter articulates three possible approaches to engaging with education research mazes: navigating (by heading towards, away from and/or around selected points of scholarly reference), negotiating (through interacting with research frameworks, technologies, participants, gatekeepers and other stakeholders), and nullifying (in the sense of understanding and where appropriate diminishing and/or enhancing what is puzzling or troubling about the research). The authors illustrate these three approaches to mobilising education research mazes with targeted accounts drawn from their respective research projects. In doing so, the chapter demonstrates theoretically framed and experientially grounded strategies for embracing the contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational research challenges and opportunities presented in the subsequent chapters in the book. From this perspective, education research mazes emerge as integral components of the broader research enterprise.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 04:47
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual models, contexts, education research, metaphors, methodologies, theoretical frameworks, transformation
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39853-2_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37449

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