ERIC Number: ED420680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Alternative Representation in Qualitative Inquiry: A Student/Instructor Retrospective.
Butler-Kisber, Lynn; Borgerson, John
In the past decade there has been an increasing interest in using alternative forms of representation in qualitative research. Many believe that the use of different forms can enhance the evocative potential of research findings, expand and include more voices in the research, and challenge some long-term notions of what constitutes research and why. The experiences of a graduate student, a teacher in a master's program who was beginning a change of teaching assignment, illustrate an alternative of expression of qualitative research results. The student came to the attention of the instructor because of his own facility on using alternative forms of expression in class assignments. It was thought that understanding this student's experience would help the instructor help other students build on their own representational strengths and add to the general discussion about alternative representation in qualitative research. The process by which the student arrived at a collage of artifacts to represent his student experience is described. The finished collage is both a self-study and a vehicle for thinking about ways of fostering alternative representations of experience. (Contains 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28 1997).