Sustaining and transforming collaborative research: principles and practices

Arden, Catherine H. and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: and De George-Walker, Linda and Henderson, Robyn ORCID: and Midgley, Warren and Noble, Karen and Tyler, Mark A. (2010) Sustaining and transforming collaborative research: principles and practices. In: Sustaining synergies: collaborative research and researching collaboration. Post Pressed, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-1-921214-74-5

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It is much easier to talk and write rhetorically about the benefits of collaborative research than it is to enact those benefits in the actions and outcomes of a sustainable research team. This is hardly surprising: all manner of obstacles confront those seeking to conduct and publish research in contemporary Australian universities. Some of these obstacles are institutional and systemic, such as academic work intensification and heightened accountability and surveillance. Perhaps even more significant are the challenges related to the conceptual, ideological and phenomenological dimensions of research teams. Yet these obstacles and challenges must be confronted if genuinely sustainable and potentially transformative research teams are to occur. This chapter distils several selected principles and suggests associated practices of sustainable and transformative collaborative research, which in turn constitute a framework for interrogating the examples of collaborative research outlined in the remaining chapters in the book.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 1. Accepted version deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 02:19
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 03:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration; education research; research teams
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190302 Professional Writing
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
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36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360203 Professional writing and journalism practice
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5001 Applied ethics > 500107 Professional ethics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology

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