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The Collective Voyage of Discovery: How the Book Was Developed and Produced


Kember, D and Corbett, M, The Collective Voyage of Discovery: How the Book Was Developed and Produced, Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 15-24. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_2


As the book is quite novel we feel it would be helpful if we explained the guidelines we have given to authors and the processes we incorporated in developing the book. We asked the past and current research students to describe their own voyages of discovery to capture some of the tensions researchers go through as they struggle to find a methodological approach to tackle their project. This is often initially perplexing as research students in the social sciences usually come from a background of professional practice and wish to research a complex issue of interest or concern from that practice. To present both their solution to the methodological, paradigmatic and theoretical issues and the way they accordingly presented and structured their thesis, we asked the authors of the 32 example chapters to use a common template. This asked them to explain: what the thesis was about; the methods, paradigms and theories drawn upon; and, the resulting structure of the thesis. The template ensures that the important common elements are present in each chapter, but still provides authors with sufficient flexibility to accommodate very different voyages of discovery and resulting thesis structures.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
UTAS Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:127872
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-08-20
Last Modified:2018-09-06

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