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If only I was positivist! : lived experience of contested space

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kylie RadelKylie Radel
This is a reflexive paper which considers the mediation of identity experienced by a researcher navigating the divide between the alternative inquiry paradigms presented by positivism and constructivist-interpretivism. Authors have theorised that there is a blurring of the distinctions drawn between research genres and that positivist paradigm proponents are becoming greatly influenced by interpretivistic perspectives. However, the issue of incommensurability between paradigmatic perspectives causes debate over the nature of doing research through a constructivist-interpretive framework. It is this contested space which I attempt to cross by providing a reflexive account of my own research journey (coming from a positivistic background) to develop the constructivist-interpretive perspective as an intrinsic function of the meaning making that is research as a social practice and process.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Women in Research Conference : a national conference about “Women Doing Research”, Gladstone CQU Campus, Gladstone, 24-25 November, 2005.

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

01/01/2005

ISBN-10

1921047100

Location

Gladstone, Qld.

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Gladstone, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Central Queensland University; Nulloo Yumbah;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Central Queensland University. Women in Research. Conference