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ERIC Number: EJ846806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Finding Academic Voice: A Critical Narrative of Knowledge-Making and Discovery
Potgieter, Ferdinand; Smit, Brigitte
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n1 p214-228 2009
The narrative in this discussion article portrays the quest by two researchers to find their scholarly identity in their craft. The central issue in this narrative piece as design type of this inquiry is the "space" of knowledge crafting--distinguishing between adopted knowledge from the theories that sustain our thinking and the realities that they encounter in the research fields where knowledge grows in dynamic ecosystems that they wish to engage with and try to explicate and to understand. The central conundrum or the academic puzzle in this narrative is thus that they receive mixed messages about the interface between them, the researchers, the presented empirical world, and the theories from which they have learned. They are not sure where or when they speak in their own voices or portray their own identities. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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