Collaborative reflexivity through feedback dialogues: Developing the research and the doctoral researcher.

Maxine Gillway, Santiago Sanchez

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This chapter explores and exemplifies reflexivity in the context of research on beliefs and emotions as mediators in the linguistic formulation of feedback on students’ written work. The chapter draws on a doctor of education (EdD) research enquiry investigating the conditions under which academic teacher beliefs flourish or struggle to surface depending on the mediation of internal and external factors. This chapter focuses on the collaborative reflexivity between an EdD candidate (first author) and her lead supervisor (second author) as well as the ongoing reflexive feedback dialogue. The combination of internal and external reflexive processes facilitated the surfacing of the novice researcher’s own beliefs and regulation of her emotions as she negotiated the ‘swamp’ of reflexivity (Finlay, 2002) and shifted identities from English for Academic Purposes teacher, through EdD candidate, to applied linguistics practitioner researcher. The chapter shows how beliefs and emotions shaped and were shaped by the research journey as the process of collaborative reflexivity and reflexive feedback dialogue not only improved the investigation but also supported the development of the researcher. (Finlay, 2002; Probst, 2015). The chapter concludes with recommendations for novice applied linguistics researchers and their supervisors to forge relationships which enable collaborative reflexivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflexivity in Applied Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities, Challenges, and Suggestions
EditorsSal Consoli, Sara Ganassin
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781000786316
ISBN (Print)9780367711177
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2023


  • collaborative reflexivity
  • feedback
  • doctoral research
  • beliefs
  • emotions


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