Autoethnography: Process, Product, and Possibility for Critical Social Research provides a short introduction to the methodological tools and concepts of autoethnography, combining theoretical approaches with practical “how to” information. Written for social science students, teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers, the text shows readers how autoethnographers collect, analyze, and report data. With its grounding in critical social theory and inclusion of innovative methods, this practical resource will move the field of autoethnography forward.
Chapter 6: The Possibility of Autoethnography as Critically Reflexive Action Research
The Possibility of Autoethnography as Critically Reflexive Action Research
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- Action research is a type of applied critical social research that aims to address perceived problematic situations in given cultural contexts through a process of collaboration in which both researchers and the researched initiate and evaluate interventions. Action research is intended to be educational and empowering for all who choose to participate.
- Autoethnography may take the form of action research. In fact, some autoethnography scholarship appears to take the specific form of critically reflexive action research, or CRAR; however, the authors do not name CRAR because this hybrid possibility has only recently begun to be introduced to the autoethnographic research community.
- Although CRAR and autoethnography were initiated separately and have different histories, the application ...