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ERIC Number: EJ1025222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
De-Skilling Data Analysis: The Virtues of Dancing in the Dark
Frankham, Jo; Stronach, Ian; Bibi-Nawaz, Sajida; Cahill, Greg; Cui, Vanessa; Dymoke, Katy; Thi Thuy Dung, Mai; Lungka, Phorn; Mat-Som, Hafisan; Mohd Khir, Masrur
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v37 n1 p87-100 2014
We present here a reflexive and critical commentary and exemplification of the teaching and learning of research methodology. The paper focuses on the teaching/learning of qualitative data analysis. It is our belief that it is essential to "do" data analysis when learning about the process and that there are serious limitations to methodological "manuals" which set out to model the process. In doctoral workshops, Frankham and Stronach have used a passage by Jules Henry to provoke students into generating data which is then analysed as a group. This paper, written with a group of doctoral students, describes the reflexive and iterative processes of data analysis which took place in one such group. We hope that describing our discussions will be of practical use to others in our attempt to iterate a "process." Our other purposes include a desire to underline the inappropriacy of the notion of "skills" in the context of research "training" or of following formulaic procedures in interpretive inquiry. Instead the process we set out to illustrate here is embodied and serendipitous and centres on individuals' capacity to "think."
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Language: English
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