Reimagining Research Courses for Scholar Practitioners

Rejecting Methodological Binaries




dissertation support, research methods, third space theory


This essay shares the ongoing efforts of faculty in one EdD program to embrace applied research methodologies and the shifts made in research coursework to support our doctoral candidates as they explore problems of practice. Framed by third space theory, our redesign work is positioned as the lived experience through which we were able to reflect on and change the traditional space of our advanced qualitative and quantitative method courses. We share our journey from conceptualization to teaching what began, but did not conclude, as two distinct courses including the challenges, successes, and subsequent strategies used in our teaching and development. We reflect on the tensions that arose from our preexisting beliefs about research and the needs articulated by our candidates as well as our navigation of those needs.


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How to Cite

Hooser, A., Evert, K., & Krahehbuhl, K. (2023). Reimagining Research Courses for Scholar Practitioners: Rejecting Methodological Binaries. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 8(2), 4–9.



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