Considering collaborations in writing a research book: implications for sustaining a synergistic research team

Tyler, Mark A. and Noble, Karen and Midgley, Warren and Henderson, Robyn and De George-Walker, Linda and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Arden, Catherine H. (2010) Considering collaborations in writing a research book: implications for sustaining a synergistic research team. In: Sustaining synergies: collaborative research and researching collaboration. Post Pressed, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 136-149. ISBN 978-1-921214-74-5

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This chapter elaborates possible implications of the experiences of writing this research book for the development and sustainability of the authors as a productive and supportive research team. The preceding chapters have explored several different dimensions of research collaborations and in the process have enacted specific elements of collaborative research. In doing so, they have provided a means of sharing understandings and engaging in dialogue about the pressures and possibilities of contemporary education research. At the same time, they have highlighted the difficulties of bringing together seven distinct personalities with varied interests and circumstances and melding a dynamic team where all members feel valued and recognised. The approach taken to writing the chapter is used as a reflective device both for articulating these broader issues and for suggesting a practical strategy that other research teams might find relevant and useful. The authors conclude by proffering their collective prediction about the team’s capacity to sustain synergies and their associated positions on the strengths and limitations of collaborative research and researching collaboration.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 10. Accepted version deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 01:42
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 04:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: research collaboration, collaborative resarch
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190302 Professional Writing
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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