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Qualitative inquiry, reflective practice and jazz improvisation

Bjerstedt, Sven LU (2015) In Reflective Practice 16(2). p.218-229
Abstract
This paper, based on my PhD empirical study, suggests that qualitative investigations, seen as reflective practices, have much in common with – and probably much to learn from – jazz improvisational practices. The complex processes of hermeneutic understanding include laying bare the researcher’s pre-understanding as well as, in the interpretation of statements, the dynamics between their holistic coherence and the agent’s intentions. Through interview excerpts, the important phenomenon of breaks in the conversational flow is shown to have great signficance to qualitative inquiry as a reflective practice, pointing to improvisational practices as relevant providers of solutions to the problematic dynamics of understanding,... (More)
This paper, based on my PhD empirical study, suggests that qualitative investigations, seen as reflective practices, have much in common with – and probably much to learn from – jazz improvisational practices. The complex processes of hermeneutic understanding include laying bare the researcher’s pre-understanding as well as, in the interpretation of statements, the dynamics between their holistic coherence and the agent’s intentions. Through interview excerpts, the important phenomenon of breaks in the conversational flow is shown to have great signficance to qualitative inquiry as a reflective practice, pointing to improvisational practices as relevant providers of solutions to the problematic dynamics of understanding, pre-understanding, self-understanding and misunderstanding. (Less)
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improvisation, jazz, qualitative inquiry, reflective practice, knowledge construction
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Reflective Practice
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16
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2
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218 - 229
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Routledge
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10.1080/14623943.2014.992407
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  abstract     = {This paper, based on my PhD empirical study, suggests that qualitative investigations, seen as reflective practices, have much in common with – and probably much to learn from – jazz improvisational practices. The complex processes of hermeneutic understanding include laying bare the researcher’s pre-understanding as well as, in the interpretation of statements, the dynamics between their holistic coherence and the agent’s intentions. Through interview excerpts, the important phenomenon of breaks in the conversational flow is shown to have great signficance to qualitative inquiry as a reflective practice, pointing to improvisational practices as relevant providers of solutions to the problematic dynamics of understanding, pre-understanding, self-understanding and misunderstanding.},
  author       = {Bjerstedt, Sven},
  issn         = {1462-3943},
  keyword      = {improvisation,jazz,qualitative inquiry,reflective practice,knowledge construction},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {218--229},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Reflective Practice},
  title        = {Qualitative inquiry, reflective practice and jazz improvisation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2014.992407},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2015},
}