Writing a thesis differently

Honan, Eileen and Bright, David (2016) Writing a thesis differently. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29 5: 731-743. doi:10.1080/09518398.2016.1145280

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Author Honan, Eileen
Bright, David
Title Writing a thesis differently
Journal name International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-5898
Publication date 2016-02-17
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09518398.2016.1145280
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 29
Issue 5
Start page 731
End page 743
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract In this paper we explore the contributions that Deleuze and Guattari have made to thinking/writing language and how these ideas can be put to work in producing a doctoral thesis. We contribute to the field of work within what Patti Lather and Elizabeth St Pierre have called the “post-qualitative” movement, where researchers attempt to “imagine and accomplish an inquiry that might produce different knowledge and produce knowledge differently”. We attempt to rethink the thesis text, using a language where language always falls apart, a way of talking/writing/reading about presentation of research within a doctoral thesis that will provide the writermachine a space to “pass”. The paper will provide some ideas and ways forward for writers who are attempting to deterritorialize research, who are attempting to experiment with new representational forms.
Keyword Deleuze and language
Doctoral thesis writing
Post-qualitative research methods
Rhizomatic methods
Tetralinguistic discourses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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