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Qualitative Research

Challenging the Orthodoxies in Standard Academic Discourse(s), 1st Edition

Edited by Sandra G. Kouritzin, Nathalie A.C. Piquemal, Renee Norman


276 pages

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"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.

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Inquiry and Pedagogy Across Diverse Contexts Series

Inquiry and Pedagogy Across Diverse Contexts

Kathleen B. deMarrais, Series Editor

Cahnmann-Taylor & Siegesmund, Eds. Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice

Tutwiler Teachers as Collaborative Partners: Working with Diverse Families and Communities

Bettis & Adams, Eds. Geographies of Girlhood: Identities In-Between

deMarrais & Lapan, Eds. Foundations of Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Research