Collaborative inquiry: Reciprocity and authenticity

Donna Bridges, Sharyn McGee

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In this chapter we argue that two significant governing principles of collaborative inquiry (CI) are the notions of reciprocity and authenticity. Through both these principles, individualsand communities can become empowered to understand, produce knowledge and bring about active positive change in their own lives. We describe and analyse the roles of reciprocity and authenticity in collaborative inquiry, exploring issues of power and ethics as they relate to the epistemological and methodological foundations of CI research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative spaces for qualitative researching
Subtitle of host publicationLiving research
EditorsJoy Higgs, Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall, Donna Bridges
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789460917615
ISBN (Print)9789460917592
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NamePractice, Education, Work and Society


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