Exploring the Challenges of Conducting Respectful Research: The Seen and Unforeseen Methodological Factors within Urban School Research.

  • Julia Samaroo York University
  • Negin Dahya York University
  • Shahnaaz Alidina York University

Abstract

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This paper discusses the significance of conducting respectful research within urban schools, using the example of one large-scale university-school board partnership in north-western Toronto. The authors, three research assistants on the project, use their experiences within three of the participating project schools to interrogate the research approach and methods involved and highlight the challenges of conducting respectful research. The critical reflection the authors engage with builds on the existing conception of respectful research with the added inclusion of ‘accountability’ as a primary focus. The paper outlines how aspects of respectful research are both included and overlooked within this research project.

 

Ce document traite de l'importance de mener des recherches respectueux dans les écoles urbaines, en utilisant l'exemple d'un partenariat de grande envergure entre un universite et plusieurs ecoles dans le nord-ouest Toronto. Les auteurs, trois assistants de recherche sur le projet, l'utilisation de leurs expériences au sein detrois des écoles participant au projet pour interroger la démarche de rechercheet les méthodes et de souligner les défis de la recherche respectueuse. La réflexion critique, les auteurs s'engagent à fond sur la conception actuelle de la recherché respectueuse avec l'inclusion ajoutée de la ‘responsabilisation’ comme une priorité.  Le document décrit comment certains aspects de la recherche sont à la fois respectueuses inclus et négligé dans ce projet de recherché. 

Author Biographies

Julia Samaroo, York University
Doctoral Student
Negin Dahya, York University
Doctoral Student
Shahnaaz Alidina, York University
Doctoral Student
Published
2014-05-06
How to Cite
Samaroo, J., Dahya, N., & Alidina, S. (2014). Exploring the Challenges of Conducting Respectful Research: The Seen and Unforeseen Methodological Factors within Urban School Research. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 36(3), 438-457. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/873
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Articles