Darren W. Rees

Category: Research

Precarious Employment, Supply Teaching and Mental Health

Nearly 15% of the Welsh teaching workforce in Wales work in schools as ‘casual workers’ in precarious employment.  What is the impact of precarious employment on the mental health of these supply teachers? …

Autoethnography as Pot Noodle

Trying to avoid writing autoethnography as the academic equivalent of a Pot Noodle.  I want something intellectually nutritious, filling and fulfilling.   I am also mindful of the risks of autoethnography becoming part of a…

Researcher as a Zombie

I am haunted by the image of the half-dead, Zombie researcher, regurgitating  conventional, humanist research methodology.  Going through the motions of efficacy but not showing any emotions.  Or voice. Over the years I’ve…

Interview with Norman Denzin (2014)

Making good use of the things that we find

I can’t help thinking of Elisabeth Beresford‘s Wombles and the Wombling Song when considering bricolage as a research methodology, in particular these two lyrics fragments :  Making good use of the things that we…

Rise of Autoethnography, Arthur Bochner (2016)

Dr. Arthur Bochner’s GCA Keynote Presentation (April 8, 2016). The Rise of Autoethnography: Stretching Boundaries, Fashioning Identities, Healing Wounds.

Autoethnography in Qualitative Inquiry – Ellis & Bochner 2010

Carolyn Ellis and Arthur Bochner on Autoethnography.    “We Can Tell You Stories: Politics, Pleasure and Pain in Qualitative Inquiry” The Fourth Israeli Interdisciplinary Conference of Qualitative Research February 17-18, 2010 Ben-Gurion University…

Methodology-21: What do we do in the afterward? (2012)