Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 19 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Creative approaches to researching further, higher and adult education

Guest Editors: Liz Atkins

Kinship and collegiality: An exploration of the underpinning characteristics of external partnerships at a university education department

David Littlefair, Joanne Clifford Swan, Karen Hudson

External partnerships are crucial to the functioning of a university education department. The purpose of this paper is to explore the underpinning characteristics of such…

Rupturing the limitations and masculinities of traditional academic discourse through collective memoir

Gail Crimmins, Alison L. Black, Janice K. Jones, Sarah Loch, Julianne Impiccini

The authors, seven women–writers–performers–artists–academics, have been working collectively for a year, storying, de-storying and re-storying the experience of our lives. The…

Husserl’s epoche and the way of the sword: exploring pathways into phenomenological inquiry

Bradley Edward Roberts

Phenomenology is widely recognised for its power to generate nuanced understanding of lived experience and human existence. However, phenomenology is often made inaccessible to…

A dramatic collage: becoming pedagogical through collaborative playbuilding

Abigail Shabtay, Mindy R. Carter, Hala Mreiwed

The purpose of this paper is to explore a case study of a group of preservice teachers that took part in a playbuilding process as part of a drama education course at a Canadian…

The Supermodel Astronaut Challenge: traversing frames of mind

Leanne Glasser, Emily Young, Pauline Sameshima

The Supermodel Astronaut (SMA) Challenge began with a group of women in a graduate class who joined together to take the pledge “I Am Enough.” The goals of the pledge are to…

Beyond researcher as instrument: Researcher with instrument: musicking in qualitative data collection

Kelly Mancini Becker

The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of an arts-based methodology in conducting a doctoral study on The Nile Project, an East African based musical collective. Despite…

Artful praxis: experience, inquiry and consciousness

Julie Arnold

The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the way in which pre-service teachers adopt ways of thinking critically about learning and practice. It highlights the unfolding of…

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