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Research Secrets, Research ‘Messiness’ and the Complexity of Knowing: Behind the Thesis and the Content’s Page


O'Dowd, M, Research Secrets, Research Messiness' and the Complexity of Knowing: Behind the Thesis and the Content's Page, Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 377-385. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_38


What is an appropriate structure for reporting a participant observation ethnographic study that set out to consider the empowerment of young people at risk from issues including homelessness and drug use? The questions addressed in my thesis were: how do you empower young people at risk? How does a Ph.D. develop and change, and what are the processes, influences, and implications of how ‘knowledge’ is constructed by the observer-researcher?

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
ID Code:128751
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-10-10
Last Modified:2019-01-31

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