More than meets the eye: The use of videonarratives to facilitate doctoral students' reflexivity on their doctoral journeys

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Abstract

This article discusses findings from a UK Higher Education Academy project, which used digital video to promote doctoral students' reflexivity. The project aimed to facilitate doctoral students' research skills through the making of videonarratives; create spaces for reflexivity on the relations between research, narrative and identity; and consider the opportunities and problems offered by the use of digital video as a research method. In its focus on the relations between reflexivity, doctoral research and the use of digital video the project sought to make a contribution to a currently under-researched and theoretically under-elaborated aspect of doctoral education. The article discusses findings from the project, identifies the key role played by narrative in emerging doctoral researcher identities, and argues that these findings provide a stimulus for a more critical interrogation of recent and increasingly performative constructions of doctoral study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-458
Number of pages18
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Doctoral journey
  • Doctoral students
  • Reflexivity
  • Videonarratives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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