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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