1st Edition

Qualitative Research Challenging the Orthodoxies in Standard Academic Discourse(s)

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    "I commend and celebrate the editors and authors for a remarkable book that engages the reader’s imagination, heart, mind, spirit, and body. Out of creative and courageous commitments to challenging orthodoxies by living and writing research that is personal, political, and poetic, these scholars invite the kind of vigorous dialogue that will continue to promote creative possibilities for inquiry in the social sciences."

    Carl Leggo, University of British Columbia, From the Foreword

    Evocative and provocative, this book presents the points of view of (often junior) scholars in the social sciences who used non-standard methods or writing practices to challenge the "research-as-usual" paradigm in the academy, while at the same time meeting the demands of quality and rigor set by their university examining committees and ethical review boards. The intent is to encourage new researchers who are also considering such a path. The authors discuss their lived personal experiences within and against traditional academic research and writing traditions, as well as their struggles and eventual successes. Chapters are written in dramatic form, in dialogue, in story, and include poetry, vignettes, testimonials and autobiographical accounts. Collectively, they form a unique, distinctive situated polyphonic case study of research in the social sciences from several perspectives, challenging the orthodoxies.

    Foreword: Forward Researching Carl Leggo 1.Introduction: Pivotal Moments Sandra Kouritzin, Nathalie Piquemal, and Renee Norman Part 1 The Doctoral Journey: Reflections on Disruptions and Interruptions 2. Finding the Stories, Telling the Story: Narrative in the Academy Marion Crook 3. Collaborative Inquiry as Illuminated Manuscript Michelle Forrest, Miriam Cooley, and Linda Wheeldon 4. Entangled Lives: Inquiring into the Negotiation of Relational Stories to Live By in Doctoral Studies and Research Janice Huber and Karen Keats Whelan 5. The Chaucerian dissertation model that got away Sandra G. Kouritzin 6. Transcendence: The Journey from hard data into artistic depiction: Theatre as representation Matthew J. Meyer 7. Afternoon Tea at Su’s: Participant Voice and Community in Critical Feminist Ethnography Suhanthie Motha 8. Altered Landscapes: Not the End of the Journey Renee Norman 9. Whose story is it anyway? Nathalie Piquemal and Norman Allen 10. Drinking U.S. Water: Flowing Narratives of a Traveling Korean Woman Researcher in U.S. Higher Education. Jeong-eun Rhee 11. Integrated Inquiry: Transforming Multiple Research Perspectives Bernard W. Andrews Part 2 After the Journey: Reflections on the Afterlife of Research 12. Re-membering Michael: Emotionality, Vulnerability, and the Research Process Karyn Cooper 13. Questioning as a pedagogical tool in teaching and research Karyn Cooper and Susan London McNab 14. Who's Afraid of Virginia's Daughters?: Writing, Research, and Relations Erika Hasebe-Ludt 15. Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research: Educational Space as a Fluid Lyubov Laroche & Wolff-Michael Roth 16. Narrative Inquiry and the Discovery of Self Within the Academy Yolanda M. Wattsjohnson 17. Getting Away With It Wanda Hurren 18. Conclusion: Valediction, requiem, and invocation for research[ers] Sandra Kouritzin, Nathalie Piquemal, and Renee Norman


    Sandra Kouritzin is Associate Professor of Teaching English as a Second Language in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and is a Senior Fellow at St. John’s College.

    Nathalie Piquemal is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.

    Renee Norman is a professor in the Teacher Education Program at the University of the Fraser Valley.