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In this provocative volume, Robert Nash argues for the validity of an exciting, alternative approach to doing scholarly writing which he calls the 'scholarly personal narrative' (SPN). The result of 35 years of supervising student papers, theses, dissertations, and publications, this practical book: Provides an alternative to the more conventional modes of qualitative and quantitative inquiry currently used in professional training programs, particularly in education; Features a very accessible presentation that combines application, rationale, critique, and inspiration-and is itself an example of this kind of writing; Teaches students how to use personal writing in order to analyze, explicate, and advance their ideas; Offers tips and guidelines for writing an SPN, using examples from students who have been successful with these types of writing projects; Encourages minority students, women, and others to find and express their authentic voices by teaching them to use their own lives as primary resources for their scholarship.
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Audience: Professionals, scholars, and students from education and other fields who are writing theses and dissertations; courses in research methods and academic writing; professional training programs, particularly in education, counseling, and social services.About the Author:
Robert J. Nash is a professor in the College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont, Burlington and the author of "Real World" Ethics, Answering the Virtuecrats, and Faith, Hype, and Clarity.
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