Disrupting the picture: Reflections on choices, resistance and consequences in a pre-study
2012 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 3, no 3, 437-450 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Reflecting on the implementation of a pre-study may be decisive for the design of a following mainstudy. This text consists of a reflective process where the researcher’s different choices are examinedand problematised. The reflections take place within the framework of a pre-study and in relationto the aim of that study. They also take place in and through the written language, i.e. in the processwhere “the language turns back on itself to see the work it does in constituting the world” at thesame time as “the subject/researcher sees … the object of her … gaze and the means by which theobject is being constituted” (Davies et al., 2004:360). By doing this, different consequences canbe discussed in relation to gender, the art subject and methods as well as the academic contextand become understandable. The text may thus be regarded as an investigative and critical textwith the ambition to understand and create meaning, both on an overarching and an individuallevel, about what the researcher has experienced. The reflections chiefly concern the gathering ofmaterial, choices of methods and the resistance that occurred in these two areas. The choices ofmethods refer to selected as well as forgotten methods and how this forgetfulness includes pictures’elusive information in an academic context. The writing process brings the researcher’s situatedknowledge to the fore.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2012. Vol. 3, no 3, 437-450 p.
research methods, gender, art education, emotion, teacher education
Research subject educational work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58932DiVA: diva2:550310