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Intimate Accounts of Education Policy Research
The Practice of Methods

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ISBN 9780367642280
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This unique book examines how researchers make scientific knowledge on education policy in practice and how we ‘practise method’ in the out of reach spaces of education policy and governance.

Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars, the book explores how education scholars research and construct high-level education policy settings through and with their methodology. It takes a wide and nuanced view to reflect on the ways that researchers give meaning to what they do when they practise research methodology, and how they balance politics and ethics of policy settings with external pressures within academia. The book analyses the entanglements between the practice of research methods in education policy and the changing nature of policy and research environments, stimulating discussion that goes beyond conventional reflexive analysis to understand education policy-making in richer terms.

Offering new ways of thinking about research methodologies, the book will be of great interest to researchers, academics and post-graduate students in the fields of education research and education theory, as well as social scientists interested in research methodologies more broadly.

Table of Contents

Foreword: From After Method to care-ful research

John Law

  1. What a mess: intimacies, metaphysics, multiple senses and matters of concern in education policy research (an introduction)
  2. Camilla Addey and Nelli Piattoeva

  3. Researching education elites twenty years on: Sex, Lies and… Skype
  4. Sotiria Grek

  5. Following European experts as an embedded researcher. Multiple commitments, contingencies, and asymmetries shaping the academic self
  6. Romuald Normand

  7. Positionality, power and the postcolonial context: Meditations on identity, access and relations in education policy research
  8. Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar

  9. Opening the black box of peer review
  10. Radhika Gorur

  11. Dressed for success? Making an appearance at an educational technology event.
  12. Anna Jobér

  13. Anecdotalization: From individual to collective learning through intimate accounts
  14. Marcella Milana

  15. A balancing act: the untold practice of network ethnography
  16. Marina Avelar, Anna Hogan, Carolina Junemann and Dimitra Pavlina Nikita

  17. Researching unsafe global education policy spaces in Mexico
  18. Rosanne Elisabeth Tromp

  19. Unboxing and unraveling in the archive of gender equity policy
  20. Susanne Gannon and Kerry Robinson

  21. Research encounters on the move: Reflecting on policy mobilities and researcher positionality in policy sociology in education
  22. Steven Lewis

  23. Disentangling fast school policy at a slow pace
  24. Samira Alirezabeigi, Jan Masschelein and Mathias Decuypere

  25. Encountering sociological theory in the field - a post-reflexive approach

Helene Ratner

Not the last word (an afterword)

Jenny Ozga

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Camilla Addey is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Globalisation, Education and Social Policies research centre at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

Nelli Piattoeva is Associate Professor at Tampere University, Finland.