The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicentre of their research-from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.
Chapter 17: Situating Ourselves and our Inquiry: A First-Person Account
Situating Ourselves and our Inquiry: A First-Person Account
Ihave had the good fortune of a long, rewarding, and enjoyable research career. Forty-plus years seem to have passed by quickly, with successes and failures, high and low moments, and more than enough surprises to have kept me going and make me believe there is more to come in the future. I took the invitation to write this chapter as an opportunity to reflect and focus on the people and conditions that helped to shape and give direction to my research. But I found this task to be challenging. I wondered whether it was possible to take something of a third-person perspective in discerning the situatedness of my research choices ...