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ERIC Number: EJ898931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Researching in Schools and Universities: Insiders and Professional Doctorates
Drake, Pat; Heath, Linda
Higher Education Review, v41 n1 p21-35 Aut 2008
This article is based on a small study of thirteen professional doctorate students in two universities, comprising nine current students and four who had completed. The sample consisted of lecturer/practitioners, ie those who had made the transition from practice into higher education and other professionals including headteachers and teachers in secondary schools and colleges of further education. Data was generated through interviews that adapted active listening/rapid interview techniques. In the article we question the practice orientation of insider research and argue that the insiderness of the experience of these students raises questions about relationships and boundaries; being critical and workplace mission and managing the research and writing. In order to acquire research skills at doctoral level we suggest that the complexities of being an insider in these circumstances warrant particular attention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A