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53.074 - Creating and Theorizing Hybridized Spaces of Inquiry: Onto-Epistemological Challenges and Possibilities in Qualitative Research

Sun, April 30, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Floor: Meeting Room Level, Room 207 B

Session Type: Symposium


Several discourses in qualitative inquiry have taken up the inter-related nature of ontologies and epistemologies and associated ethical and methodological implications borrowing from physics, philosophy, cultural studies, critical theories, and humanities (AnzaldĂșa, 2015; Barad, 2007; Braidotti, 2013; Davis, 1991; Keating, 2015; Smith, 2005) with varied use and understanding of these terms. In this panel, we explore how might we, as qualitative researchers and educators engage with the challenges and possibilities of working with onto-epistemological orientations instead of methodological technicalities (something that is expected of us frequently) while doing and/or teaching qualitative research. Working within/against the neoliberal culture of academia and educational research we are compelled to rethink, reimagine, challenge, and retheorize existing methodological ideas within qualitative inquiry with onto-epistemological framings.

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