Tony E. Adams, Stacy Jones, and Carolyn Ellis’ publication of Autoethnography explains the scope and process of conducting autoethnographic research and its uses of self-examination and society. As a recent graduate, the author examined his own experiences in graduate school and the debates over quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as he read the text. The book outlined the purposes, procedures, and methods to determine validity in autoethnographic research by proffering personal examples and narratives to elucidate the research paradigm.


Autoethnography, Personal Narrative, Autoethnographic Philosophy

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Daniel C. Allen is a Professor of History at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX. His area of expertise is Teacher Education, History and Philosophy of Education, and Rural Education. He teaches courses on American History and is conducting research in the field of Rural Education. Correspondence regarding this book review can be addressed directly to: Daniel C. Allen, Email: daniel.allen@tvcc.edu

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