UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Journal: 
Australian Art Education
Name(s) of Author/Editor(s): 
Anne Lord and Linda Ashton
Refereed: 
Yes
Volume No.: 
32
Issue No.: 
2
Page numbers of article: 
105-122
Year of publication: 
2009
Country of publication: 
Australia
Country of Research Data: 
Australia
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The usually once-in-a-lifetime experience of completing a PhD is simultaneously an exciting yet risky one. While there are rules, policies and training which can inform the journey and best practice guidelines, there is no recipe which guarantees successful completion. There is no single 'how to do research' book or web site which fully captures the complexity of the genre. This paper relates to one journey and highlights a particular qualitative research methodology. It provides insight into the topic of art and ephemera and research questions which were framed by a post-structuralist theoretical perspective. It is a celebratory forum in which two experienced art educators reflect on their higher degree research supervision partnership. The story tellers are candidate Anne Lord and supervisor Linda Ashton. The reflections about methodology are interspersed with selected references from the literature about the supervision process. The writing style for this paper is that of reconstructed conversations, echoing the authors' scholarly voices and shared place of work and research at James Cook University in northern Australia.

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