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ERIC Number: EJ800341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1712-851X
Painting a Counter-Narrative of African Womanhood: Reflections on How My Research Transformed Me
Ngunjiri, Faith Wambura
Journal of Research Practice, v3 n1 article M4 2007
Whereas writing a dissertation can be a fear-inducing experience for a doctoral student, there exists the possibility of not only learning but also self-transformation that can take place through the process. In this article, I reflect on how my choice of a research approach provided me with a transformative research experience. I will describe portraiture as a critical feminist research method that was culturally relevant in undertaking my study of African women leaders. Through this process of conducting research utilizing portraiture as method, I became a supplicant learner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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