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Publications 2015, 3(2), 131-149; doi:10.3390/publications3020131

Accessing Fellow Academics as Research Participants: Constraints, Collegiality, and “Academic Citizenship”

Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Kirk St. Amant
Received: 1 January 2015 / Accepted: 7 April 2015 / Published: 2 June 2015
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Abstract

In this paper I discuss some constraints and implications in accessing fellow academics as research participants, a topic that has rarely been addressed thus far in the literature. I will point out that a lack of cooperation from fellow academics may defeat our research purposes, and will survey some studies involving U.S., European, and Chinese academics as research participants to illustrate education researchers’ efforts to work with fellow academics against the odds. By referencing my personal experience of engaging with Chinese academics, I will then discuss the role of personal contacts in research and reflect upon various constraints in accessing fellow academics as research participants. I will suggest that, when we do participate in a fellow researcher’s project, the incentive is a desire to support our peers in the spirit of “academic citizenship.” View Full-Text
Keywords: accessing research participants; academics as research participants; collegiality; “academic citizenship” accessing research participants; academics as research participants; collegiality; “academic citizenship”
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Li, Y. Accessing Fellow Academics as Research Participants: Constraints, Collegiality, and “Academic Citizenship”. Publications 2015, 3, 131-149.

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