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ERIC Number: EJ870935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
The Inter-Reflexive Possibilities of Dual Observations: An Account from and through Experience
Barrett, Margaret S.; Mills, Janet
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v22 n4 p417-429 Jul 2009
In this article, we explore the methodological possibilities of dual observation and "inter-reflexive" interpretation as we have experienced this in a longitudinal ethnographic case study of music teaching and learning in an English cathedral choir school. Our intent here is to understand the ways in which our particular historical, social and cultural perspectives lead us to partial yet complementary sensings, seeings, hearings and feelings in this setting, and the ramifications of this for the interpretations we bring to observational data, and the subsequent development of interpretive narrative accounts. Through an analysis of our respective narrative accounts of our first observational encounter in the research setting, and subsequent "inter-reflexive" interpretation, we seek to interrogate the ways in which a plausible, credible and believable narrative can be developed through the separate and joint analyses of storied reflexive observation. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)