Telling tales on either side of the teacher: methods of researching professional and biographical transformations in the context of Education

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  • Mike Hayler University of Brighton
  • Nadia Edmond University of Brighton

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https://doi.org/10.7577/rerm.573

Abstract

This paper discusses the approaches and research methods used in two projects which examine professional transformations on ‘either side’ of the school teacher. The authors consider how the projects drew upon the different yet potentially complimentary methodological approaches of discourse analysis and autoethnography in the examination of professional identity. Following a description of the projects and the chosen methods, which includes discussion of the respective traditions from which they stem, the approaches are compared and contrasted through analysis of their application with a focus upon their various advantages and limitations within these particular contexts. The authors discuss these examples in terms of the wider discussion of quality and rigour in qualitative research and as a contribution to the debates on the complementarity of different qualitative approaches.

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Mike Hayler, University of Brighton

Senior lecturer

Nadia Edmond, University of Brighton

Assistant Head of School

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Published

2013-04-04

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Hayler, M., & Edmond, N. (2013). Telling tales on either side of the teacher: methods of researching professional and biographical transformations in the context of Education. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.7577/rerm.573

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