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Who is the newer researcher into higher education? Locating ourselves in shifting terrains

Hancock, Sally and Clegg, Sue and Crossouard, Barbara and Kahn, Peter and Weller, Saranne (2015) Who is the newer researcher into higher education? Locating ourselves in shifting terrains. Higher Education Research & Development. ISSN 0729-4360

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Hancock, Sally and Clegg, Sue and Crossouard, Barbara and Kahn, Peter and Weller, Saranne
Description:

This article aims to deconstruct the underpinning tenets of the term ‘newer researcher into higher education’. In recognition of the ambiguities of the term, we begin by questioning the nature of the field(s) of research into higher education (HE).

Secondly, we critique the policy discourses associated with the term ‘newer researcher’. Then, with a view to illustrating the over-linear assumptions of such discourses, the article articulates the biographies of practising researchers in this field through narrative reconstructions of the five authors’ own routes as researchers into HE, openly acknowledging their temporalities and serendipitous conditionalities. Finally, we consider the nature of a career in the context of the professionalisation of routes into HE research. Our concluding remarks return us to the question of the status of HE research and to suggestions of positive ways to embrace the dilemmas we face.

Official Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2015.1087384
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: early career researchers, newer researcher, researcher identities, research into higher education, teaching and learning research
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Taylor & Francis
Your affiliations with UAL: Other Affiliations > The Teaching and Learning Exchange
Date: 25 September 2015
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/07294360.2015.1087384
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 15:07
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 10:02
Item ID: 8737
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/8737

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