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ERIC Number: EJ1170857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Re-Inventing Researcher Identity: When the Individual Interacts with the Contextual Power Dynamics
Mertkan, Sefika; Bayrakli, Hatice
Higher Education Research and Development, v37 n2 p316-327 2018
This article is about being and becoming a qualitative researcher in Turkey, a context with a distinctive quantitative tradition shaped by the post-positivist paradigm where qualitative research has not yet reached the mature stage it enjoys elsewhere. Exploring the challenges of swimming against the tide unattended and keeping going, it argues learning to do research is more about crafting an identity than it is about learning a set of tools and techniques. Rather, it is a process largely influenced by the context in which the researcher's identity is shaped, one that is characterized by power dynamics and identity negotiations. These issues are largely neglected in the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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