Inquiry

This article offers a useful perspective on the historical roots of the dissertation and argues that it is a specific and, in many ways, a unique genre of writing. The[...]

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  Connelly and Clandinin were among the first educational researchers to advocate for the legitimacy of narrative inquiry. This article is still relevant for those who are just beginning to[...]

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Grounded theory was and continues to be a popular form of qualitative research. In part, the appeal of grounded theory is that it has fairly explicit and rigorous procedures for[...]

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When the word "research" is mentioned, the importance of objectivity often comes immediately to mind. In fact, for centuries "objectivity" has been assumed to be a hallmark of legitimate research[...]

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Practice embedded research most often takes the form of interpretive inquiry.  It is not unusual for new comers to this paradigm to struggle with how it differs from traditional scientific[...]

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This Short Read elaborates on the idea of Method as Genre. Because each genre has its own set of conventions for conducting an inquiry, Scholar-Practitioners must understand how various procedures[...]

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If Scholar-Practitioners have little or no experience in inquiry methods, they often are not sure where to start. They may think in terms of using a questionnaire or doing interviews,[...]

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Nash, Robert J. Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. (New York: Teachers College Press, 2004). This book is highly recommended for Scholar-Practitioners who are enrolled in graduate programs[...]

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A great deal of advice on writing focuses on technical writing in which authors know what they want to say and must organize it clearly (and often concisely) to communicate[...]

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Perry, Jill Alexa, editor. The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner: The CPED Path. (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2016). The EdD and the Scholarly Practitioner This edited book highlights ideas[...]

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Perry, Jill Alexa & Carlson, David Lee. In Their Own Words: A Journey to the Stewardship of the Practice in Education. (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013). In Their Own[...]

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Ricardson, Laurel. Writing Strategies: Reaching Diverse Audiences. Qualitative Research Methods Series, 21. (Newbury Park, NJ: Sage, 1990). Writing Strategies Laurel Richardson was among the early advocates for qualitative research and[...]

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Ueland, Brenda. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit. (Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1987). If You Want to Write As the title makes clear,[...]

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From Moment to Meaning Piantanida, M., Llewellyn, M.J., McMahon, P.L. From Moment to Meaning: The Art of Scholar-Practitioner Inquiry. (Pittsburgh, Learning Moments Press, 2020). This book is grounded in the[...]

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