Confronting the methodological challenges of engineering practice research: A three-tiered model of reflexivity

Sochacka, Nicki, Walther, Joachim, Jolly, Lesley and Kavanagh, Lydia (2009). Confronting the methodological challenges of engineering practice research: A three-tiered model of reflexivity. In: Research in Engineering Education Symposium Papers. Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Palm Cove, Queensland, (1-7). 20 July - 23 July 2009.

Author Sochacka, Nicki
Walther, Joachim
Jolly, Lesley
Kavanagh, Lydia
Title of paper Confronting the methodological challenges of engineering practice research: A three-tiered model of reflexivity
Conference name Research in Engineering Education Symposium
Conference location Palm Cove, Queensland
Conference dates 20 July - 23 July 2009
Proceedings title Research in Engineering Education Symposium Papers
Journal name 2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2009
Place of Publication Palm Cove, Queensland
Publisher Research in Engineering Education Symposium
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Reflexive practices allow researchers to think critically about how their disciplinary background, preconceptions and behaviours impact on the research process. With recent calls for increased rigour in engineering education research, reflexive practices are important because they provide ways to increase the trustworthiness of research findings. Developed in the context of engineering practice research (EPR), this paper presents a three-tiered model of reflexivity with the view to support engineering education researchers embarking on interpretive research approaches. Each tier of the model is introduced with an abstract description, an illustrative example that draws on a current research project, and a discussion of appropriate strategies to incorporate reflexivity into the research process.
Subjects E1
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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