Saturday, 12 March 2011

shuffling the theory pieces...

Hi there. I've had my head down with work and (weirdly enough) reading books. I know: actual book reading. All of this reading is bringing several theoretical reference points into focus, as they speak to different aspects of my research questions. You can bet money they will shift and change as I move on, but as I think about the way in which they interact I feel more certain about the sorts of questions and approaches I am using. 

I constantly scribble to try to relate ideas. I thought I would try to neaten up a scribble (below) so I can chat with my supervisors and invite difficult questions. If you've visited before, you'll remember I'm looking at individuals' narratives of reshaping their professional identity in complex children's services environments and how they use 'reference points' from their perceived environments to help them do that. The frameworks sketched below is a bit of me trying to gain some insight. Of course, the value is not in 'tagging' topics with theory, but in how eventually the narratives resonate with these ideas and how I use these ideas to critically analyse real life stories. 

Does it make sense to you? What questions do you have? Do leave a comment, I'd love to know.

[you should be able to click on the image to see a bigger version]