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Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving

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dc.contributor.author Millar, Michelle en
dc.contributor.author Canavan, John en
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Anne en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-03T09:19:26Z en
dc.date.available 2009-07-03T09:19:26Z en
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.citation Byrne, A., Canavan, J., & Millar, M. (2004). Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving. Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway; Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/234 en
dc.description.abstract Committed to developing collaborative research processes and practices, this study sought to establish research partnerships between academic researchers, activists working in a context of social exclusion and those experiencing social exclusion. Responding to ideological and methodological challenges to democratise research processes and practices, the paper discusses the process of establishing collaborative research partnerships while assessing a methodological adaptation of the Voice Centred Relational (VCR) method of data analysis. The VCR method was used to interpret data on different experiences of school with a particular focus on early school leaving among a group of teenagers in a rural area in the West of Ireland. The VCR method claims to clarify conventions for the interpretation of qualitative data. Arguably, this removes some of the technical barriers that inhibit the possibility for the researched to become active interpreters of the data that they present to researchers. In order to test this and other claims of the VCR method, a collaborative research study was designed which included research participants in the analytical and interpretive practice of data analysis. This paper reports on the process of establishing a collaborative interpretive community and on the practice of adapting social science analytical methods so that deeper inclusion in the practice of research is realised for researchers and researched alike. en
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dc.publisher Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway. en
dc.subject Democratisting research process and practice en
dc.subject Collaborative partnerships en
dc.subject Qualitative data anlysis en
dc.subject Voiced centred relational method en
dc.subject Early school leaving en
dc.subject Social exclusion en
dc.subject.lcsh Marginality, Social en
dc.subject.lcsh Dropouts en
dc.subject.lcsh Social sciences -- Research en
dc.subject.lcsh Social sciences -- Methodology en
dc.title Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving en
dc.type Report en

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