Autoethnography: researching personal experiences

Lynette Pretorius, Jennifer Cutri

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Recent research has shown the benefits to students’ understanding that result from reflecting on learning and narrating learning experiences to others. In this book, the student voice is privileged through autoethnographic accounts highlighting students’ personal development in terms of their academic identity and personal growth. Therefore, this chapter describes the theoretical underpinnings of autoethnographic research and highlights how this methodology enables students to explore their personal experiences during their doctoral candidature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWellbeing in Doctoral Education
Subtitle of host publicationInsights and Guidance from the Student Experience
EditorsLynette Pretorius, Luke Macaulay, Basil Cahusac de Caux
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789811393020
ISBN (Print)9789811393013
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2019

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