Using qualitative tools as interventionist research strategies for emancipation

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dc.description.abstract As much as South African struggles for freedom and transformation can be termed emancipatory, not all attempts to research and record them can be similarly described. This article documents the research methods employed in a qualitative study that followed 80, mostly Black students, over 5 years in order to document the struggles to succeed faced by students in South Africa. The study ultimately interrogated the centrality of race in the quest for education and emancipation with a view toward understanding what drives self-determination and success in universities. A central intention of the study was for it to be research as intervention through the use of conscious research methods that would contribute to developing agency and action among students. Each of the participatory methods chosen, it was hoped, would contribute toward helping students develop wider networks and self-reflectivity in a quest for success in university. The five interactive methods used included an annual in-depth participant interview, social network interviews with an array of peers and stakeholder, a Facebook weblog to which participations made written and photographic submissions, a written reflection at the end of the fifth year, and an autoethnographic documentary in which participation was optional. Each of these activities was designed to have outcomes which can be described to varying extents as participatory and/or emancipatory. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TRANSFORMATION en
dc.title Using qualitative tools as interventionist research strategies for emancipation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 17(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Qualitative Methods en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10559 en
dc.URL en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9548 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mahali, A. & Swartz, S. (2018) Using qualitative tools as interventionist research strategies for emancipation. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 17(1):Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mahali, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Swartz, S. en

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