Intimate Accounts of Education Policy Research
The Practice of Methods
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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
- What a mess: intimacies, metaphysics, multiple senses and matters of concern in education policy research (an introduction)
- Researching education elites twenty years on: Sex, Lies and… Skype
- Following European experts as an embedded researcher. Multiple commitments, contingencies, and asymmetries shaping the academic self
- Positionality, power and the postcolonial context: Meditations on identity, access and relations in education policy research
- Opening the black box of peer review
- Dressed for success? Making an appearance at an educational technology event.
- Anecdotalization: From individual to collective learning through intimate accounts
- A balancing act: the untold practice of network ethnography
- Researching unsafe global education policy spaces in Mexico
- Unboxing and unraveling in the archive of gender equity policy
- Research encounters on the move: Reflecting on policy mobilities and researcher positionality in policy sociology in education
- Disentangling fast school policy at a slow pace
- Encountering sociological theory in the field - a post-reflexive approach
Camilla Addey and Nelli Piattoeva
Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar
Marina Avelar, Anna Hogan, Carolina Junemann and Dimitra Pavlina Nikita
Rosanne Elisabeth Tromp
Susanne Gannon and Kerry Robinson
Samira Alirezabeigi, Jan Masschelein and Mathias Decuypere
Not the last word (an afterword)
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.