Doing Practitioner Research Differently encourages those embarking on practitioner research to consider the validity of innovative methods and styles of reporting. The book looks at three methods of enquiry and reporting - visualisation, conversation and fictional writing.
Using practitioners' own accounts and research reports as case studies, this book explores the reasons why some practitioners reject the traditional research methods. It looks at the challenges faced by these practitioners and the conditions in higher education that encourage or inhibit innovative practitioner research. The case studies used illustrate that there are modes of enquiry and reporting that can foster the development of professional thinking and practice.
'… an absorbing account of six teacher-led projects that ignored research conventions but triumphantly met the MEd requirements. - Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement
'This is a warm, courageous and moving book, which should be compulsory reading for all researchers …' - Jean McNiff, National Foundation for Educational Research