This article shares the processes of five emerging researchers as they trace their journeys in becoming researchers and examine their identities through the qualitative, arts-informed method of “commonplace book” creation. It positions commonplace books as “living document” that explore the ongoing processes of identity development we experience as novice scholars in the field of education. Using this article, we extend our artistic processes, inviting readers to join the conversation and reflect on why and how they engage in academic work, as well as the potential this method has for reflection, meaning-making and dissemination. We highlight the use of commonplace books as an arts-informed reflective method and a valuable performance in the journey of becoming/being academic researchers.
Researcher Identity, Doctoral Journey, Arts-Informed Reflective Methods, Commonplace Books
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Shuman, L., Shabtay, A., McDonnell, M., Bourassa, N., & El Muhammady, F. (2018). Developing a Researcher Identity: Commonplace Books as Arts-Informed Reflective Process. The Qualitative Report, 23(6), 1270-1281. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss6/1