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Making It Work: Identifying the Challenges of Collaborative International Research


Goddard, T and Cranston, NC and Billot, J, Making It Work: Identifying the Challenges of Collaborative International Research, International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 10, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1206-9620 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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In this article, we explore the challenges - and benefits - of conducting collaborative research on an international scale. The authors - from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand - draw upon their experiences in designing and conducting a three-country study. The growing pressures on scholars to work in collaborative research teams are described, and key findings and reflections are presented. It is claimed that such work is a highly complex and demanding extension to the academic's role. The authors conclude that, despite the somewhat negative sense that this reflection may convey, the synergies gained and the valuable comparative learning that took place make overcoming these challenges a worthwhile process. The experiences as outlined in this paper suggest that developing understandings of the challenges inherent in undertaking international collaborative research might well be a required component of the professional development opportunities afforded to new scholars.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cranston, NC (Professor Neil Cranston)
ID Code:62354
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-11
Last Modified:2012-05-08
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