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Changing the way we do business: reflecting on collaborative practice

Changing the way we do business: reflecting on collaborative practice
Changing the way we do business: reflecting on collaborative practice
Reflective practice has long been associated with enhancing professional knowledge and practice. This paper considers reflective practice in the context of a collaborative policing research partnership conducted almost 10 years ago using a personal electronic diary kept for the duration of the research project. The paper draws on the notion of ‘reflection-in-action’ – that is, reflecting tacitly, ‘in the moment’ as we survey and consider a situation; and ‘reflection-on-action’ – a process of reflection that takes place after the event. The paper argues that a journal can be a useful tool, not only for documenting events and activity but as a way of critically reflecting on your research experience and acknowledging the assumptions, relationships and influences embedded in that experience. The journal has been transformative in that it has allowed me to actively engage with a previously lived research experience and reinterpret that experience in a new context. This has been the value of the research journal: recognising that new lessons are learned and relearned from old practices.
collaborative practice, police, reflection, journal
1561-4263
375-388
Fleming, Jenny
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Fleming, Jenny
61449384-ccab-40b3-b494-0852c956ca19

Fleming, Jenny (2012) Changing the way we do business: reflecting on collaborative practice. [in special issue: Police-University Collaborations] Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 13 (4), 375-388. (doi:10.1080/15614263.2012.673291).

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Reflective practice has long been associated with enhancing professional knowledge and practice. This paper considers reflective practice in the context of a collaborative policing research partnership conducted almost 10 years ago using a personal electronic diary kept for the duration of the research project. The paper draws on the notion of ‘reflection-in-action’ – that is, reflecting tacitly, ‘in the moment’ as we survey and consider a situation; and ‘reflection-on-action’ – a process of reflection that takes place after the event. The paper argues that a journal can be a useful tool, not only for documenting events and activity but as a way of critically reflecting on your research experience and acknowledging the assumptions, relationships and influences embedded in that experience. The journal has been transformative in that it has allowed me to actively engage with a previously lived research experience and reinterpret that experience in a new context. This has been the value of the research journal: recognising that new lessons are learned and relearned from old practices.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 16 April 2012
Published date: 2012
Keywords: collaborative practice, police, reflection, journal
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 338232
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338232
ISSN: 1561-4263
PURE UUID: 2542f3a2-01a7-4e2a-a453-e13aa221f005
ORCID for Jenny Fleming: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7913-3345

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Date deposited: 11 May 2012 08:45
Last modified: 31 Jul 2019 00:36

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