Confronting the Ethics of Power in Collaborative Self-Study Research

  • Alexander CuencaEmail author
  • Meredith Park Rogers
Part of the Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 20)


Despite the focus on exploring self in self-study research, all forms of practitioner-researcher are socially located. Consequently, self-study is as much an exploration of the self, as much as it is of the not-self—the various other individuals that interact with a practitioner-researcher at any given time during a study (Hamilton & Pinnegar, 1998). Conducting research about the self and interacting with others inevitably leads to ethical questions about issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, and the nature of assent. Within collaborative self-studies, additional interpersonal ethical tensions arise concerning issues such as fairness and equity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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