“Hello Central, Give Me Doctor Jazz”: Auto/Ethnographic Improvisation as Educational Event in Doctoral Supervision

Deterala, Sophia and Owen, Alex and Su, Feng and Bamber, Philip M. and Stronach, Ian (2017) “Hello Central, Give Me Doctor Jazz”: Auto/Ethnographic Improvisation as Educational Event in Doctoral Supervision. Qualitative Inquiry. pp. 1-12. ISSN ISSN: 1077-8004, ESSN: 1552-7565

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Abstract

Through exchanges within a doctoral supervision, the authors explore a range of dilemmas and challenges for reflexive inquiry. These include the problematic business of naming, the impossibility of objective separation of self from research, the merging of researcher subjectivities, and differences between performance and performativity. We note the educational potential in what can conventionally be considered “unprofessional” approaches to qualitative inquiry: neologisms, personal experience, stories, conversations, music, poetry, paintings, and film. We engage in reflexive interactions with each other and with such “data.” This was undertaken in the spirit of jazz improvisation—an unrehearsed performance—something that “happened,” an unplanned educational event but also an agency enabled by structure.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article (DOI: 10.1177/1077800417728957), the final version of which is published in the Sage Publications journal Qualitative Inquiry available at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1077800417728957.
Keywords: doctoral supervision, reciprocal reflexivity, methodology, event, autoethnography
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Philip BAMBER
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 12:14
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2195

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