Being Reflexive in Critical Educational and Social Research

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Geoffrey Shacklock, John Smyth
Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 221 pages
This book brings together a collection of case studies and readings on the subject of doing research in education. It differs from other texts in taking a personal view of the experience of doing research. Each author presents a reflexive account of the issues and dilemmas as they have lived through them during the undertaking of educational research. The collection fills the space often referred to in critical research as the phenomenon of the 'missing researcher'. Coming from the researcher's own perspectives, their positions are revealed within a wider space that can be personal, political, social and reflexive. With this approach, many issues such as ethics, gender, race, validity, reciprocity, sexuality, class, voice, empowerment, authorship and readership are given a much needed airing.
 

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Contents

Confronting Our
13
Critical Incidents in Action Inquiry
36
Ideology and Critical Ethnography
50
Reciprocity in Critical Research? Some Unsettling Thoughts
67
Notes
83
On Writing Reflexive Realist Narratives
110
International
130
Ethical Dilemmas in Critical Research
146
Some Reflections on Critical
159
Raising Consciousness about Reflection Validity and Meaning
171
Where Was I? Or Was I?
191
Reflections on the Integrity
202
Notes on Contributors
218
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