ERIC Number: ED388197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-19
Using Action Research in Joint Self-Study To Locate Two Researchers' Experiences with the Autobiographies of Their Learning.
This paper discusses the role of self-study and collaboration in action research, focusing on one researcher's doctoral research on the process of studying for a Ph.D. degree in education. The goal of this research is to build case-studies of 19 individuals in England conducting doctoral research. The paper discusses possible techniques for examining the process of studying for a doctoral degree, as well as the development of a model of research as personal development which locates researchers' experiences of doing research in their autobiographies of their learning. It describes the conduct of this research on the Ph.D. process, comparing two researchers' motivations and actions relative to deciding to pursue a Ph.D. Three appendixes provide a timeline, conversation transcript, and inventory of archived data on the relationship between the two researchers and their joint self-study of the Ph.D. process. (Contains 31 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Cooperation, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attitudes, Educational Research, Experimenter Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Independent Study, Peer Relationship, Research Methodology, Researchers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).