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Creating a research community

Bernie Neville (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

Qualitative Research Journal

ISSN: 1443-9883

Article publication date: 6 April 2008



This article describes one academic’s approach to creating a research community among a diverse group of higher degree students within an individualistic research culture. The approach is characterised by acceptance of a wide range of interests and methodologies, attention to the relational and emotional needs of students, the collaborative sharing of information, ideas and problems, and a recognition that imagination and intuition are essential elements of a meaningful scientific investigation. Particular techniques for facilitating this process are described.



Neville, B. (2008), "Creating a research community", Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 37-46.



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