A researcher uses tenets of autobiography and ethnography to do and write autoethnography.
Constance Perry Abstract New teachers face enormous pressure- to understand and assess student learning, to work well with parents, and to ensure their curricula are aligned with state and national standards. Nowhere is this pressure more evident than in literacy instruction, where competing notions of best practice can be confusing and overwhelming.
This qualitative case study of an early career teacher, Alex Christopher, explores in-depth what influences her second grade literacy program.
The research was completed using qualitative case study methods. Data collection included interviews, classroom observations, classroom and school artifacts, email exchanges, and informal conversations.
Data analysis included triangulation, peer review and debriefing, and member checks. Special emphasis during the data analysis phase of the study was placed on crystallization, a newer analysis technique developed by Richardsonand further extended by Janesick Crystallization techniques are also used in the presentation of the findings.
The research draws on both traditional research reporting methods, and emerging artistic or aesthetic methods Eisner, through poetry and visual representation of implications of the study. The findings of the study support a need for more sustained support of new teachers beyond preservice preparation, a more systematic understanding of how teachers can develop reflective skills, and a reconsideration of the role of university faculty in professional development school partnerships.
The kind of schools we need: The choreography of qualitative research designs: Minuets, improvisations, and crystallization. A method of inquiry.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations.Richardson () explains that "how we can write" about research "is tied to how a knowledge system disciplines itself and its members" and "its methods for claiming authority over both the subject matter and its members" (p.
16; Richardson & St Pierre, ). Pragmatic threads in mixed methods research in the social science: The search for multiple models of inquiry and the end of the philosophy of formalism. In Tashakkori, A., Teddlie, C. (Eds.), Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research (pp.
Richardson () explains that "how we can write" about research "is tied to how a knowledge system disciplines itself and its members" and "its methods for claiming authority over both the subject matter and its members" (p. 16; Richardson & St Pierre, ). JSGS – QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS. UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CAMPUS Provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice inquiry processes for conducting qualitative Richardson, L. (). Writing: A method of inquiry. Writing: A Method of Inquiry I am reading Laurel Richardson’s () article Writing: A Method of Inquiry, in the 2nd Edition of the Denzin and Lincoln Handbook of Qualitative Research. It has been some time since I read this, and is the first reread since I met her when she facilitated a session at the 5th International Qualitative Congress.
). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Google Scholar: Mertens, D. M. ().
Writing is a way of knowing, a method of inquiry (Richardson, ). Consequently, writing personal stories can be therapeutic for authors as we write to make sense of ourselves and our experiences (KIESINGER, ; POULOS, ), purge our burdens (ATKINSON, ), and question canonical stories—conventional, authoritative, and "projective" storylines that "plot" how "ideal social selves" .
Special emphasis during the data analysis phase of the study was placed on crystallization, a newer analysis technique developed by Richardson (), and further extended by Janesick (). Crystallization provided multiple lenses for viewing the changes in Alex's practice and belief system throughout the course of the study.
Feb 23, · Laurel Richardson claimed that writing was a “method of inquiry,” or a “way of finding out” things. "Writing is also a way of ‘knowing’–a method of discovery and analysis." Therefore, she points out: “I write because I want to find so mething out.
Writing: A Method of Inquiry. ). Situated in a high school teacher pipeline program, this study details how a teacher-researcher developed a curriculum focused on teaching about racial.