Title

“It’s not about the destination but the journey”: Complexities of long term research collaboration

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3033

Format Type

Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2016

End Date

January 2016

Abstract

This paper discusses some complexities of long term research collaboration that began among a group of 20 graduate students and their qualitative research instructor. We share our research and writing processes and the ways in which we (the final seven students and the instructor) kept the collaboration productive and moving along despite various theoretical, methodological, and logistical obstacles and challenges. More specifically, we focus on challenges associated with epistemological differences, different methodological understandings, and diverse interpretations of data alongside with other common issues such as scheduling, timing, and authorial responsibilities. Additionally, we discuss the team dynamics, care, how to connect with other team members at personal and emotional levels while sustaining successful publication initiatives in the amidst the entangled processes of researching, writing, and living as various life-changing events. We conclude with some suggestions for student groups interested in presenting and publishing together.

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“It’s not about the destination but the journey”: Complexities of long term research collaboration

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This paper discusses some complexities of long term research collaboration that began among a group of 20 graduate students and their qualitative research instructor. We share our research and writing processes and the ways in which we (the final seven students and the instructor) kept the collaboration productive and moving along despite various theoretical, methodological, and logistical obstacles and challenges. More specifically, we focus on challenges associated with epistemological differences, different methodological understandings, and diverse interpretations of data alongside with other common issues such as scheduling, timing, and authorial responsibilities. Additionally, we discuss the team dynamics, care, how to connect with other team members at personal and emotional levels while sustaining successful publication initiatives in the amidst the entangled processes of researching, writing, and living as various life-changing events. We conclude with some suggestions for student groups interested in presenting and publishing together.