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ERIC Number: ED457127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Facing the Reality of Qualitative Research: An Interactive Workshop Comparing Teaching and Research Case Writing.
Pasquero, Jean; Schmitt, Ruth; Beaulieu, Suzanne
This paper provides the background for a workshop designed to stimulate interaction between case writers for research and case writers for teaching around the practical challenges of fieldwork. The first section defines the workshop format (panel presentations, group discussions, and a plenary session). It also describes four major issues to be discussed, which include examining whether research case scholars and teachers: face the same difficulties when conducting their fieldwork, run the same risks, use the same solutions, and need the same skills. The second section presents testimonies from two recent research projects, introducing the context of the research projects and discussing challenges encountered. The third section draws on the authors' personal experiences to reflect upon similarities and differences that occur between the two major kinds of case studies. It concludes that personal and psychological factors can be just as demanding as methodological ones, sometimes to the point of undermining the researcher's motivation to pursue. It explains that researchers contemplating casework for the first time should be aware that they will need not just technical skills but also strong psychological and social skills. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A