This essay emphasizes the writing of dialogical research as a crucial step in the dialogical research process. Dialogical research accounts should not suppress the ongoing struggles that accompany a genuine desire to engage dialogically in research contexts. Thus, we advocate and model evocative retellings of these struggles. Questioning our own fieldwork based on the work of Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakhtin, we highlight principles of dialogue that also serve as guidelines for dialogical research reporting: unfinalizability, engaging paradoxes, and creative (critical) transformation.
How Dialogical Are We Really? Insights Gleaned from Un-Dialogical Moments
Dongjing Kang is Assistant Professor in the in the Department of Communication and Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. Correspondence to: Dongjing Kang, Department of Communication and Philosophy, 10501 FGCU Boulevard S, Fort Myers, FL 33965, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chigozirim Utah Sodeke is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University. Correspondence to: Chigozirim Utah Sodeke, Department of Communication Studies, Coleman Hall 1260, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920, USA. Email: email@example.com. Both authors are equal first authors.
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Dongjing Kang, Chigozirim Utah Sodeke; How Dialogical Are We Really? Insights Gleaned from Un-Dialogical Moments. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2017; 6 (4): 47–69. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.4.47
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