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Decisions of a new researcher: To be accepted or rejected

Wilson, Ian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9110-9997 (2023) Decisions of a new researcher: To be accepted or rejected. BERA, BERA Blog.

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I’m standing very still. My toes are curled over a stone ledge, a gaping dark chasm below me. It is decision time. But which way to go?

I had been contemplating this decision for some months. Walk purposefully off into the darkness or carefully step backwards and take a more recognised and safer route to the next point in my research journey. Having a science degree, my research strategies should have been firmly entrenched in empirical data and scientific methods. But, for some time now I had been lured in a different direction. While reading about methodology I had come across autoethnography: a research method that focused on using self-reflection as the primary source of data, and the outcomes of which were shared in a self-narrative (Chang, 2008).

Item Type: Other
Status: Published
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/8107

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