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dc.contributor.authorHume, Anne Christine
dc.contributor.authorYoung-Loveridge, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-20T22:51:53Z
dc.date.available2012-03-20T22:51:53Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationHume, A. & Young-Loveridge, J. (2011). Using professional colleagues as interviewers in action research: Possibilities and pitfalls. Waikato Journal of Education, 16(3), 111-124.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6118
dc.description.abstractIn this study of her university teaching practice in science education, an action researcher sought the collaboration of a colleague to address research design issues related to researcher bias. The colleague worked in another field of study (mathematics education) but was experienced in qualitative research, notably interviewing. Acting as an outside interviewer, the colleague used her skills related to the dynamics of interviewing and her knowledge of the content of the study to elicit pertinent information from interviewees about the effectiveness of the first author's teaching. The additional expertise enhanced the quality of the study considerably and highlighted how "two heads can work better than one". In the process both researchers gained appreciable professional knowledge from each other. The first author gained a greater understanding of the interview process while the second author acquired an appreciation of how pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is viewed within the context of science, raising the possibility that there are some differences in the way that PCK is conceived within science versus mathematics. The collaboration also raised some unforseen issues that may have impacted on the nature of the findings. This paper discusses the positive outcomes of using a colleague as an interviewer in an action research project as well as some of the pitfalls that can also accompany such teamwork. Consideration is given to the issue of balancing the costs and benefits of this approach to data gathering.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://edlinked.soe.waikato.ac.nz/research/journal/index.php?id=8en_NZ
dc.rights© 2011 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
dc.subjectaction researchen_NZ
dc.subjectinterviewsen_NZ
dc.subjectpedagogical content knowledge (PCK)en_NZ
dc.subjectresearcher collaborationen_NZ
dc.titleUsing professional colleagues as interviewers in action research: Possibilities and pitfalls.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page111en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37176
pubs.end-page124en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume16en_NZ


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