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REFLECTION IN THE WRITING PROCESS (some written sources for the process of reflection) Dowrick, S.

(2009) Creative Journal Writing: the Art and Heart of Reflection Los Angeles: Tarcher The topic of research writing is not addressed directly, but there is pertinent reflection on how writing is more than just recording events on paper; because that is so, the construction of a text is also self-transformative (the author grows into the communication). Kirklighter, C. Vincent, C. & Moxley, J.M. (Eds.) (1997) Voices and Visions: Refiguring Ethnography in Composition. London: Heinemann Not specifically about reflection in writing, but offers many different perspectives for approaching the task of writing ethnographies. Leak, A. (1998) On Writing, Reflection and Authenticity in Sartres Carnets de la Drole de Guerre The Modern Language Review Vol. 93 No. 4 October 1998 pp.972-984. Modern Humanities Research Association. Considers Sartres search for authenticity, an unfashionable term in a world dedicated to the criterion of functionality, but also maintains that there is no pure duality between the reflecting consciousness and the reflected consciousness [because] the spontaneous self [to be reflected on] is a fiction. So, the researchers account is an accretion between his/her history and the properties of the available data, and the task of reflection in writing is to bring these two plausibly together. Are there rules to govern this process? Mantle, M. (2008) In a Glass Darkly? Writing as Blurred Reflection. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 21 No.3 pp.281-295. GB: Taylor & Francis It is argued that knowledge of a subject is not the same as clarity on the subject, and that the competent ordering of information includes judicious omission. The space between words also carries meaning. Perl, S. (Ed.) (1994) Landmark Essays on Writing Process. New York; Hermagoras Press The second article in this collection, by Janet Emig (1971), The Composing Process: Review of the Literature, reviews data from professional and academic writers regarding their planning practices and includes comments from two eminent psychologists (Jerome Bruner and B.F. Skinner). Planning is the first stage of reflection in writing. There are also numerous helpful comments on writing the first draft and its revision (this, of course, is a further stage of reflection in writing). Although it does not address social scientific writing exclusively, for anyone who cares that social scientists should not only write knowledgably, but also write well, this book is a pleasure to read. Riffler-Pipka Siegen, N. (undated) A Reflection on his Mind: Bergson, Perception and Meaning in Dalis Writing

This apparently unlikely source includes a model for thinking about situated reflection (i.e. ethnography) and communicating it. Reflection is a combination of perception and memory, in which the boundaries of the two are overridden: in the contraction of two [or more] different moments to one single recollection or perception acts of reflection are created and communicated. Smith, D.E. (1999) Writing the Social: Critique, Theory and Investigations Toronto: University of Toronto Press. This book has been reviewed by M.B. Krouse in Symbolic Interaction (2000), Vol. 23 No.2 pp.215-217 as follows: The writer examines how discourse speaks through us and beyond our intended meaning [creating] objectified social relations that organise and regulate our liveslived experience is the place from which consciousness can be organised differently and ruling relations can be resisted. [So genuine reflective writing] turns the sociological enterprise on its head. [The purpose of reflective writing should be] not to explain peoples behaviour, which itself involves objectifying practices, but to do an insiders sociology that reveals objectifying powers and maintains the presence of actual individuals. In other words, just as the Pope speaks for the whole of the Catholic Church, so writers must speak for the people to whom they have conjoined their lives. But, whereas the Pope explicitly acknowledges himself as a mouthpiece for God, writers in this scenario seem to lack other than an implicit superior governance. Is it academic theory? Personal politics? Something else? Reflection is like water: without a channel it goes to waste..

http://www.skagitwatershed.org/~donclark/hrd/development/reflection.html Consulted 19th July 2009 All the basics of critical reflection as a practice are reviewed on this website; so it provides a checklist for the novitiate writer and a mnemonic for the experienced. Also included is an eccentric melange of academic links, where Aristotle, Confucius, Dewey and others sit side by side. http://attic-museumstudies.blogspot.com/2009/03/reflection-s-on-writing-up-11.html Consulted 19th July 2009 This writing-up thing must be a whole lot easier if you have a significant other to make you cups of tea and keep you in chocolate, not to mention to do the washing-up, laundry, hoovering, grocery, shopping etc. There is also a lovely black and white cat in the side images!