Blogging as a method of inquiry

  • Naomi Barnes School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Queensland University of Technology

Abstract

This paper reconceptualises Richardson’s writing as inquiry within blogging. Blogging invites the audience into the scholarly conversation in ways Richardson hoped for in her articulation of the method. This paper explores writing as a method of inquiry through the writing of a blog for the academic news service, The Conversation. The piece was about the author’s personal experiences with school choice, written using expressivist composition techniques championed by Richardson. This paper extends the technique to consider a reader-writer assemblage theory of composition made possible through the technical capabilities of blog posts – hyperlinks to past scholarship and comments which prompt future scholarship. The paper also considers the potential for blogging as inquiry as a method which inspires both personal and academic transformative shifts.
Published
2017-08-30
How to Cite
Barnes, N. (2017). Blogging as a method of inquiry. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.7577/rerm.2236
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Articles