Kwong, Yim Ming Connie ORCID:, Ajebon, Mildred Oiza and Astorga de Ita, Diego (2021) Conclusion: Navigating — An Emotional Journey. In: Navigating the Field. . Springer, Cham, pp. 157-164. ISBN 978-3-030-68112-8 DOI

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This concluding chapter summarises how various contributors conceptualised the field and navigated both ethical and practical conundrums with different levels of changes, uncertainties, possibilities, restrictions, and even access denial. It also reflects on one prominent issue that cuts across all chapters in this volume — emotional management — at different stages of carrying out a research project. It brings out an argument that emotional tensions associated with the social research process for early career researchers (ECRs) are not only central to the production of knowledge, but also that reflecting upon such tensions with openness has an undermined potential to add value to our understanding, analysis, and interpretation. It re-iterates the importance and need for a system that encourages plentiful and open discussions, not only of research accomplishments but also of self-doubts, weaknesses and failures. This will foster a positive and supportive research culture as they inform our field experiences and subsequent navigations. It is essential that ECRs receive a corresponding level of understanding, support and appreciation from their institutions, funding bodies, supervisory teams, peers, and academia at large.

Document Type: Book chapter
Programme Area: PA4
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Deliberation, Valuation and Sustainability
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Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 14:43
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 12:51

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