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Emergent Theory and/as Doctoral Research

Corbett, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9617-4643 and Green, WC 2018 , 'Emergent Theory and/as Doctoral Research', in D Kember and M Corbett (eds.), Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings , Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, pp. 275-284.

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In this chapter we provide a conceptual context for this last section of thebook, as well as an overview of the chapters contained in it. In particular we discussthe key concept of emergence, as what we see as a distinctive feature of more recentkinds of doctoral research. This is research that is increasingly marked by itsengagement with new and emergent theory, on the one hand, and also, on the otherhand, by its own emergent character—its movement toward understanding, andrelatedly, its heightened awareness of writing as a practice. In such work, researchis writing, moving towards its own articulation and hence more often than not itconstitutes a form of discovery in its own right. This presents particular challengesfor doctoral researchers and their supervisors, but in our view opens up the fieldconsiderably.

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