ERIC Number: EJ908704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
A Dialogue on Space and Method in Qualitative Research on Education
Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Kuntz, Aaron M.
Qualitative Inquiry, v17 n1 p15-22 Jan 2011
In this article, the authors critically examine the use of space in education research and illustrate how spatial analyses of education reframe persistent educational problems in productive, actionable ways. The authors juxtapose critical spatial analyses with traditional temporal analyses. The authors approach the knowledge-construction process "in dialogue," emphasizing the spatial identity-markers of the historical moments and social spaces within/through which they investigate these ideas. The authors problematize traditional temporal notions of education research and illustrate how educational problems and research practices might be reconceptualized through a dialogic process. Cumulatively, the authors hope that their dialogue will promote understanding of how space matters in education research through dialogic knowledge construction.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Environment, Research Methodology, College Students, Migrants, Mexican Americans, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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