When does the action start and finish? Making the case for an ethnographic action research in educational research

BATH, Caroline (2009). When does the action start and finish? Making the case for an ethnographic action research in educational research. Educational Action Research, 17 (2), 213-224.

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Abstract

This paper explores how ethnographic and action research methodologies can be justifiably combined to create a new methodological approach in educational research. It draws on existing examples in both educational research and development studies that have discussed the use of ethnography and action research in specific projects. Interpretations of ethnography and action research are developed that aim to minimise the epistemological differences between them. The paper also contextualises an ‘ethnographic action research’ approach with reference to an example of the author’s research into participation in three ‘reception’ (first year of schooling) classes in the United Kingdom. It is argued that research into the theme of participation in early years education, using participative methods, was particularly suitable for this new methodological approach.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1080/09650790902914183
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 11:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 19:14
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4184

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