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'Relationshipwork' in youth justice research: weathering the storm

White, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-7468-4650, Moylan, Philippa, te Riele, Katarina (kitty) ORCID: 0000-0002-8826-1701, Corcoran, Tim, Baker, Alison and Lenten, S (2018) 'Relationshipwork' in youth justice research: weathering the storm. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 2 (5). pp. 17-28. ISSN 2204-9193

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Abstract

This paper argues that developing strong relationships is an important precursor to research being able to be done. We introduce the concept of relationshipwork as an integral part of the research process. The funded project that provides the context for this argument considers how the educational experiences of young people incarcerated into the youth justice system can be improved. Little has been written about enabling relationships that allow quality research to begin. This paper outlines the significance of the positive interactions with people that make it possible for research to be undertaken. The importance of the relationships developed between members of our research team and the project stakeholders is explained.The major contribution of this paper, then, is our conception of relationshipwork. We add this term to the three terms Van Maanen (1988, 2011) uses to describe the components of research: fieldwork, headwork and textwork.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research; relationships; research team; projects; youth justice system; schooling; John Van Maanen; relationshipwork; Parkville College; Victoria
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts and Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 00:35
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 00:11
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/38305
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