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ERIC Number: EJ897099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Writing across Boundaries: Reflections on the Place of Writing in Doctoral Research Training for Social Scientists
Simpson, Bob; Humphrey, Robin
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v3 n1 p69-91 Spr 2010
In the training of doctoral researchers in the use of qualitative research methods, considerable effort goes into preparation for fieldwork and the collection of data. Rather less attention, however, goes into what happens when they have collected their data and begin to make sense of it. In particular, relatively little attention has been paid to the ways in which doctoral researchers might be supported as they begin to write using qualitative data. In this article we report on an inter-disciplinary project that set out to develop research training for qualitative researchers who had completed their fieldwork and were about to embark on writing their theses. An important issue in the delivery of this training was the question of boundaries--disciplinary, academic, technological and personal--and how these might be productively negotiated in the quest for good social science writing. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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