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dc.contributor.authorBruce, Toni
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-27T03:28:23Z
dc.date.available2012-03-27T03:28:23Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBruce, T. (2010). Using theory to escape the descriptive impasse. Waikato Journal of Education, 15(2), 7-19.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6154
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I focus on the importance of theory for undertaking and making sense of research. In particular, I consider one of the most common challenges for postgraduate students, which is how to shift from describing findings (what I found) to theorising about them (why my findings turned out this way). Using a case study approach, I describe my engagement with a particular set of data and demonstrate how different theories led me to focus on different elements and draw different conclusions. I conclude that explicitly shifting my theoretical approach ended up guiding me towards a much stronger interpretation of my descriptive findings.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© 2010 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
dc.subjecttheoryen_NZ
dc.subjectgenderen_NZ
dc.subjectnationalismen_NZ
dc.subjectmediaen_NZ
dc.subjectwomen’s sporten_NZ
dc.titleUsing theory to escape the descriptive impasseen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page7en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35319
pubs.end-page19en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume15en_NZ


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