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From fledgling manoeuvres methodological confidence: Conversations between a doctoral student and supervisor on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to explore the everyday worlds of children and families
chapterposted on 23.03.2018, 00:00 by Gillian BuschGillian Busch, S Danby
This chapter discusses the methodological journey, from the candidate's first thinking about undertaking a doctorate to enrolling, considering, and undertaking data collection and analysis, and to writing a thesis. In addition to exploring some milestone events of a doctorate, the chapter highlights aspects of undertaking a doctorate that are rarely found in texts about undertaking postgraduate studies, that is, the methodological manoeuvres. Personal, professional, and academic aspects are integral to a successful completion of a doctorate, but rarely shared by a candidate and her supervisor. Using second stories (Sacks, 1995), the journey explored in this chapter includes the stories of the fledgling researcher and her supervisor. Features of second story include links back to matters discussed in the first story, demonstrations of understanding of the first story, the proffering of parallel experiences, and new perspectives that were invited by the first story (Arminen, 2004; Sacks, 1995).