Hijacked by the project? Research which demands to be done.


Sikes, Pat 2015. Hijacked by the project? Research which demands to be done. Research in Teacher Education. 5 (1), pp. 45-50.
AuthorsSikes, Pat

This paper discusses how a commitment to follow
C. Wright Mills’s (1959) imperative to engage the
sociological imagination ethically and critically
and in such a way that ‘the personal uneasiness
of individuals is focused upon explicit troubles
and the indifference of publics is transformed into
involvement with public issues’ (1970: 11–12) can
have the effect of shaping research agendas. I tell
two stories from my career about research that I
didn’t so much choose to do but which, rather,
seemed to choose me to do it.

JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 45-50
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.15123/PUB.4330
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/rite
Publication dates
Print01 May 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Jul 2015
Copyright information© 2015 The author
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