This doesn’t feel right: selecting a site for school-based ethnography

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Abstract

This chapter explores the choices I made when choosing between multiple potential field sites. It tells the story of how I came to realise that a particular school was not going to work as a research site despite its promising early indications. In deciding on research sites, I discuss the importance of a champion to support you in the research site and the benefits of finding a legitimate role in the school community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing Research within Communities
Subtitle of host publicationStories and Lessons from Language and Education Field Research
EditorsKerry Taylor-Leech, Donna Starks
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Pages22-29
Number of pages8
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315628875
ISBN (Print)9781138852679, 9781138852686
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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