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Carnivalesque collaborations: reflections on ‘doing’ multi-disciplinary research

Spiller, Keith; Ball, Kirstie; Daniel, Elizabeth; Dibb, Sally; Meadows, Maureen and Canhoto, Ana (2015). Carnivalesque collaborations: reflections on ‘doing’ multi-disciplinary research. Qualitative Research, 15(5) pp. 551–567.

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Abstract

Many funding bodies emphasise the advantages of using multi-disciplinary approaches; in response, in this paper we consider our reflections on doing such a project. We contribute to the multi-disciplinary literature by considering the standardizing effect of collaboration on multifarious research approaches. We argue that greater attention should be paid to ‘doing’ qualitative multi-disciplinary research. We find that elements of ‘letting go’ and ‘coming together’ are important when new perspectives and knowledge are engaged. Therefore, we call for clarity on the multi-disciplinary approaches and discuss how we came to understand the collaborative processes of researching, thinking, and writing. The paper begins with vignettes about our ontological journeys during the research project. In developing our argument, we consider the retrospective and reflexive qualities expressed in our vignettes and examine how our collaborative theorizing shaped the research project.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
ISSN: 1741-3109
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Taking Liberties: new uses in UK consumer dataNot SetLeverhulme Fund
Keywords: collaborative; multi-disciplinary research; surveillance; plasticity; carnivalesque
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 40732
Depositing User: Keith Spiller
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2014 09:35
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:01
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40732
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