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Introduction

  • Bobby Harreveld
  • Mike Danaher
  • Celeste Lawson
  • Bruce Allen Knight
  • Gillian Busch
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods book series (PSERM)

Abstract

When researching education and social practices, methodological considerations are no longer—if indeed they ever were—linear, seamless, or even consistently coherent. Increasingly, the markers of difference among research methodologies in the social sciences are challenged, ambushed even, as fit-for-purpose methodological relationships are constructed. This edited collection echoes such developmental trajectories from the oppositional stances of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods to the emerging nimble, fluid, recursive, and iterative paradigms evocative of the messiness characterising the web of independent problems that emerge as research progresses (Ackoff, 1979; Law, 2004; Hester & Adams, 2014).

Keywords

Qualitative Research Qualitative Researcher Methodological Choice Secondary School Teacher Narrative Inquiry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bobby Harreveld
    • 1
  • Mike Danaher
    • 1
  • Celeste Lawson
    • 1
  • Bruce Allen Knight
    • 2
  • Gillian Busch
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education and the ArtsCQUniversity AustraliaRockhamptonAustralia
  2. 2.School of Education and the ArtsCQUniversity AustraliaTownsvilleAustralia

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