Writing a thesis differently

Eileen Honan, David Andrew Bright

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    In this paper we explore the contributions that Deleuze and Guattari have
    made to thinking/writing language and how these ideas can be put to work
    in producing a doctoral thesis. We contribute to the field of work within
    what Patti Lather and Elizabeth St Pierre have called the “post-qualitative”
    movement, where researchers attempt to “imagine and accomplish an
    inquiry that might produce different knowledge and produce knowledge
    differently”. We attempt to rethink the thesis text, using a language where
    language always falls apart, a way of talking/writing/reading about
    presentation of research within a doctoral thesis that will provide the
    writermachine a space to “pass”. The paper will provide some ideas and ways
    forward for writers who are attempting to deterritorialize research, who are
    attempting to experiment with new representational forms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)731 - 743
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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