Call for chapter abstracts: Autoethnography and self-study

AUTOETHNOGRAPHY AND SELF-STUDY AS EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS: CONTINUING DEBATES AND CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS Edited by Deborah L. Mulligan*, Emilio A. Anteliz# and Patrick Alan Danaher*,+,^ *University of Southern Queensland, Australia #Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela +Central Queensland University, Australia ^University of Helsinki, Finland FOCUS AND RATIONALE There is recurring and increasing scholarly interest in the ethical … Continue reading Call for chapter abstracts: Autoethnography and self-study

Using archival data to explore methodological issues

Qualitative researchers typically generate and collect new data sets to explore their research questions. Methodologists, in contrast, quite often conduct a secondary analysis of their own data sets to examine methodological issues that have emerged during their research studies. As well as using their own data sets to examine research methods, qualitative researchers can also … Continue reading Using archival data to explore methodological issues

Resources for new professors

Summer vacations are over, and in the U.S. it is back-to-school time -- with children in classrooms, professors preparing their classes, and college students starting the new semester. This week is my first week of class for the new semester. This is also the time when numerous assistant professors are beginning new positions. Below is … Continue reading Resources for new professors

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics

With all the handbooks being published these days, it’s hard to keep up. Since I teach a course on research ethics, I’ve recently taken delivery of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics (Iphofen & Tolich, 2018). I have yet to read this text in full, but in this blogpost, I’ll provide an overview of … Continue reading The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics

Translating academic writing into trade books

Academic writers typically orient their writing to readers like themselves: other academics used to the jargon associated with any particular discipline. Yet some scholars manage to traverse the divide between the ivory tower and the general public and produce readable, enjoyable, and educational explanations of their topics of interest in the form of trade books. … Continue reading Translating academic writing into trade books

A writer’s guide to getting trim

Helen Sword’s (2007) book The writer’s diet: A guide to fit prose was published for an international audience in 2016. Sword (2016) uses healthy nutrition and fitness as a metaphor to help academic writers improve their prose. Rather than produce heart attack-inducing writing, Sword surveys academics’ language use with the aim of encouraging “fit prose.” … Continue reading A writer’s guide to getting trim

Call for papers: Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference

Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference 21-23 APRIL 2020 National Wine Centre, Adelaide, Australia Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) is the world’s biggest & longest-standing conference on doctoral education. Held every two years in Adelaide, South Australia, QPR brings together educational researchers, policymakers, university leaders, research students & research degree supervisors for the purpose of better understanding the processes, … Continue reading Call for papers: Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference

Call for papers: Journal of Praxis in Higher Education

Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) is a new international, open access, online journal dedicated to high-quality research on praxis within, and related to, teaching, learning and researching in higher education. It is now calling for papers for its first issue to be published November 1, 2019. Praxis is a contested term that, in many contexts, is … Continue reading Call for papers: Journal of Praxis in Higher Education

Writing up qualitative research in ways that readers want to read

What keeps readers of academic writing engaged? We have all likely yawned our way through research reports, or worse — stopped reading altogether. Since time is limited and attention spans are getting shorter, academic writers must be able to attract and retain a hold on their readers’ attention if their work has to have any … Continue reading Writing up qualitative research in ways that readers want to read

On developing stylish academic writing

Every now and again, you come across a book that you wish you had read years ago. Stylish academic writing by a literary scholar and poet, Helen Sword (2012), is one of these. I really wish I had read this when I first went to college. This book would have saved me much heartache, although … Continue reading On developing stylish academic writing