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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/332129
Title:
The nature of practitioner research: critical distance, power and ethics
Authors:
Appleby, Michelle
Abstract:
Researching within one’s place of practice allows the researcher to have the unique position of knowing the participants and the research context. The relationship the participants have with the researcher will impact upon the disclosure of information differently than research conducted by someone outside the area of practice. This can be a benefit and a drawback for the participants, the area of practice and the researcher. However, as is demonstrated within this paper, the role the researcher adopts throughout the process of gathering information is not always clear. As a student on the Doctorate of Education programme myself, the nature of practitioner research and the complexities of this type of research is of great interest to me. Beginning to develop my own research project through this taught programme has allowed an opportunity to think through these challenges and wrestle with the complexity and contradiction, dilemma and incongruity which emerges from being a researching practitioner. Within this piece it is suggested that these quandaries can be considered from the perspective of critical distance, relationships and power and ethical considerations. The idea of considering these conflicts reflexively will be explored here. Although this discussion was not based on empirical research findings as such, it is anticipated that this piece will further the understanding of practitioner research in higher education from the position of being a student and through scholastic analysis of the Ed D programme providing a particular perspective on the nature of research.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Appleby, M.(2013) The nature of practitioner research: critical distance, power and ethics. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, Vol. 7 (1) pages 11-21.
Publisher:
University of Cumbria
Journal:
Practitioner Research in Higher Educaiton
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/332129
Additional Links:
http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/AboutUs/Research/ResearchOffice/ResearchJournals.aspx
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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dc.contributor.authorAppleby, Michelleen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-06T10:29:30Zen
dc.date.available2014-10-06T10:29:30Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10en
dc.identifier.citationAppleby, M.(2013) The nature of practitioner research: critical distance, power and ethics. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, Vol. 7 (1) pages 11-21.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/332129en
dc.description.abstractResearching within one’s place of practice allows the researcher to have the unique position of knowing the participants and the research context. The relationship the participants have with the researcher will impact upon the disclosure of information differently than research conducted by someone outside the area of practice. This can be a benefit and a drawback for the participants, the area of practice and the researcher. However, as is demonstrated within this paper, the role the researcher adopts throughout the process of gathering information is not always clear. As a student on the Doctorate of Education programme myself, the nature of practitioner research and the complexities of this type of research is of great interest to me. Beginning to develop my own research project through this taught programme has allowed an opportunity to think through these challenges and wrestle with the complexity and contradiction, dilemma and incongruity which emerges from being a researching practitioner. Within this piece it is suggested that these quandaries can be considered from the perspective of critical distance, relationships and power and ethical considerations. The idea of considering these conflicts reflexively will be explored here. Although this discussion was not based on empirical research findings as such, it is anticipated that this piece will further the understanding of practitioner research in higher education from the position of being a student and through scholastic analysis of the Ed D programme providing a particular perspective on the nature of research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Cumbriaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cumbria.ac.uk/AboutUs/Research/ResearchOffice/ResearchJournals.aspxen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectPractitioneren
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectPositionalityen
dc.subjectReflexivityen
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.titleThe nature of practitioner research: critical distance, power and ethicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalPractitioner Research in Higher Educaitonen
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