Imperial College London

Who's Looking at Who, Looking at Who?

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Elizabeth Hauke's paper on participant ethnography has been published in Theory and Method in Higher Education Research 2021.

A new research methods paper by Horizons Change Makers Field Leader Elizabeth Hauke has been published in Theory and Method in Higher Education Research Volume 7 (Huisman, J. and Tight, M. (Ed.)).

Entitled Who's Looking at Who, Looking at Who?, the paper forms Chapter 5 of the annual publication published by Emerald. In it, Elizabeth Hauke writes about practitioner research: in particular participant ethnography in higher education. The chapter considers the values and challenges of a highly embedded participant ethnographic methodology that has evolved over the last four years in the course of two formal ethnographic studies Elizabeth has undertaken at Imperial College London.

Read the Who's Looking at Who, Looking at Who? abstract

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research Journal Annual 2021

A range of questions are explored in the work, including what is means for the teacher to concurrently and contemporaneously inhabit the role of researcher, the ethical considerations for power and positionality and the ability of the researcher to engage in fully reflexive practice through research. The fundamental question is who or what is being observed, and from what perspective? And whose experience is really being interrogated – that of the teacher or the student?

Dr Elizabeth Hauke is a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication and Field Leader for the Change Makers Field of Imperial Horizons. She has an academic background in medicine, sustainable human development and university learning and teaching. 

Elizabeth Hauke will share some of her findings from her ethnographic research work and further explore the topic in her CLCC Research Seminar 'Like a Stick of Rock or Dear Diary' on 17th March 2022.

Register for Elizabeth Hauke's CLCC Research Seminar

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Cleo Bowen

Cleo Bowen
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication