Researching an authorial collaboration: reflections on writing a journal article

Arden, Catherine H. and Tyler, Mark A. and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: (2010) Researching an authorial collaboration: reflections on writing a journal article. In: Sustaining synergies: collaborative research and researching collaboration. Post Pressed, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 72-86. ISBN 978-1-921214-74-5

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A crucial dimension of an effective research collaboration is the capacity to co-author publications arising from the research. Yet collaborative writing is as challenging as collaborative research, entailing complex processes of dialogue and shared meaning-making. This chapter explores the authors’ ongoing writing collaboration, and the positive outcomes arising from it, as encapsulating one viable approach to creating and sustaining a productive research team. This argument is elaborated by means of separate and shared reflections on the composition of the group’s first journal article (Arden, Danaher, & Tyler, 2005). These reflections yield important findings about the values and concepts underpinning the collaboration as well as specific strategies for writing and publishing consistent with those values and concepts. In particular, the authors’ interpersonal relations constitute a resilient framework for sharing prior knowledge and for articulating areas of convergence and divergence in their respective conceptual, methodological and
empirical priorities.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 6. 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 05:04
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 03:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: research collaboration; collaborative writing; meaning-making
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
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
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360203 Professional writing and journalism practice
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
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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