Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 15 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Sub-prime scholarship

Guest Editors: Dr Mark Vicars and Dr Jon Austin

The participant as evolving protagonist

Ligia Pelosi

The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of the participant in narrative research. Rather than a passive and static element, the participant often adds a vibrant, evolving…


Case writing for collaborative practice in education studies

Amanda Carr, Gwen Gilmore, Marcelle Cacciattolo

The purpose of this paper is to discuss that in 2012, a small group of teaching staff in a new diploma of Education Studies program came together to critically reflect on teaching…

Applying Halliday’s linguistic theory in qualitative data analysis

Vinh To, Quynh Lê, Thao Lê

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the usefulness of Halliday’s linguistic theory known as Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) in analysing qualitative data. In order to do…


Gender discrimination in the way the Vietnamese talk about face thê diên : Results from interviews with Vietnamese teachers

Thi Quynh Trang Nguyen

– The purpose of this paper is to provide a view of gender discrimination in Vietnam via the lens of thê diên – the Vietnamese face concept.

Action researching power in an ESL and academic writing classroom

Alison Abraham

The teaching of English and academic writing in universities has largely been explored in western higher education settings by native English speakers from the UK, USA or…

This is the sound of one voice: singing to see beyond boundaries in a university community choir

Sue Monk, Elizabeth Mackinlay

The purpose of this paper is to explore their experiences as singers in a community choir called Arrkula (a Yanyuwa word meaning “one voice”) based in the School of Education at…

Researching the researcher: the heart and mind in sub-prime times

elke emerald, Lorelei Carpenter

The purpose of this paper is to gather research-stories, that is, the stories of the researcher themselves. The authors gather stories that situate researchers in their social…


In danger of writing: Performing the poetics and politics of autoethnography with Hélène Cixous and Virginia Woolf

Elizabeth Mackinlay

– The purpose of this paper is to explore the possibility of doing more with writing and autoethnography as ethical, response-able and decolonizing practice.

“I was made to feel very discriminated against as an anglo-saxon”: Grappling with pedagogies of change

Julie Faulkner, Michael Crowhurst

Critical discussion of the social conditions that shape educational thinking and practice is now embedded in accredited teacher education programmes. Beneath beliefs that critique…

Festival as methodology: the African cultural youth arts festival

Peter R. Wright, Peter M. Wakholi

– The purpose this paper is to consider festivals as sites for inquiry and learning.

Australian citizenship in interesting times: Curriculum, culture and immigrants as contested terrain

Lisa Cary, Marc Pruyn, Jon Austin

The purpose of this paper is to understand, more deeply, what the field of citizenship education stands for, in both theory and practice, historically and currently, and…

Of fish and goddesses: using photo-elicitation with sex workers

Elizabeth Smith

Art-based research is about so much more than producing interesting, confronting, or pretty visuals: it is about the stories beneath, attached to, and elicited through the image…

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