I figured I’d throw that question out to my friends in the blogosphere. Most of the research I do these days is collaborative. I’ve always been a fan of hearing multiple voices, and having the benefit of multiple true perspectives. It allows the research to be owned by the participants, and helps to make the findings more than just the researchers’ lens. It helps reduce (or introduce) bias (IMHO).
So, I’m at a state where I’m looking at several different paths to my dissertation. I’m ABD (all but dissertation); however, my original study has died, so I need to propose a new study, find a new supervisor (who must be willing to supervise remotely), and build a new committee. But before I can do all of that, I need to figure out which of my ongoing projects would be suitable/appropriate as a PhD study.
Although I think my Collaborative Autoethnography (CAE) work will be the most valuable – I’m not convinced it would be acceptable as a dissertation.
What do you all think?