Autoethnography: A methodology to elucidate our own coaching practice

James, Joanne (2015) Autoethnography: A methodology to elucidate our own coaching practice. International Journal Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, SI 9. pp. 102-111. ISSN 1741-8305

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Abstract

When researching our own coaching practice there are a number of methodological choices we might make, action research being a common choice. This paper argues for an alternative methodology, the application of autoethnography to elucidate our practice and make explicit the deliberations, choices and motives that drive our actions and ‘theories in use’. This paper is based on personal experience of the first year of a three-year doctoral journey so focusses on decisions around research design rather than findings and may be of value to fellow coach researchers considering how they might effectively explore their own practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: team coaching, autoethnography, action research
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Jo James
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 17:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23004

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