Proposal Title

Exploring Our Perceptions of Key Events in a Qualitative Research Class: Applying Principles of Collaborative Analytic Autoethnography in Practice

Affiliation

University of South Florida

Department or Program

College of Teaching and Learning

Start Date

15-4-2017 3:25 PM

End Date

15-4-2017 3:55 PM

Presentation Keywords/Areas

Teaching Qualitative Research Methods

Additional Presentation Keywords/Areas

Arts-Based Methodologies

Additional Presentation Keywords/Areas

Researcher as Writer (Auto-Ethnography, Narrative Inquiry, etc).

Abstract

Little research portrays the emerging form of collaborative analytic autoethnography in practice. In this presentation, we, a professor and a doctoral student in an advanced qualitative methods course, discuss how we applied principles of collaborative analytic autoethnography to construct new understandings about key events that occurred during advanced qualitative research class. Using asynchronous e-mail communication, we shared, affirmed, and questioned each other’s and our own storied recollections of moments of joy and learning intertwined with some challenging issues. To begin our inquiry, we planned and negotiated our responsibilities, voiced our concerns and questions pertinent to the project, and avowed our willingness to risk emotional vulnerability and discomfort as we confronted our truths. We also studied the extant literature to learn as much as we could about the emerging genre of analytic autoethnography. In the second phase of our work we documented what we believed were significant moments in the course and responded to each other’s and our own assumptions. Our reflections helped establish the value of collaborative analytic autoethnography to create space for self-study. In keeping with tenets of analytic autoethnography, philosophically we had reservations generalizing our discoveries to broader social phenomena,

Key Words: Collaborative Analytic Autoethnography, Key Events, Meaning-Making, Qualitative Methods Course

Presentation Type and Comments

20-minute paper presentation

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Exploring Our Perceptions of Key Events in a Qualitative Research Class: Applying Principles of Collaborative Analytic Autoethnography in Practice

Little research portrays the emerging form of collaborative analytic autoethnography in practice. In this presentation, we, a professor and a doctoral student in an advanced qualitative methods course, discuss how we applied principles of collaborative analytic autoethnography to construct new understandings about key events that occurred during advanced qualitative research class. Using asynchronous e-mail communication, we shared, affirmed, and questioned each other’s and our own storied recollections of moments of joy and learning intertwined with some challenging issues. To begin our inquiry, we planned and negotiated our responsibilities, voiced our concerns and questions pertinent to the project, and avowed our willingness to risk emotional vulnerability and discomfort as we confronted our truths. We also studied the extant literature to learn as much as we could about the emerging genre of analytic autoethnography. In the second phase of our work we documented what we believed were significant moments in the course and responded to each other’s and our own assumptions. Our reflections helped establish the value of collaborative analytic autoethnography to create space for self-study. In keeping with tenets of analytic autoethnography, philosophically we had reservations generalizing our discoveries to broader social phenomena,

Key Words: Collaborative Analytic Autoethnography, Key Events, Meaning-Making, Qualitative Methods Course