From Practitioner to Researcher: A Threshold Concept – A personal reflection on my own 'tug of war'

Sarah Elliott, Angela Glynn, Jane Morris

Abstract


A threshold concept can be considered as a gateway, opening up a new way of thinking about something. In this paper, I share my personal journey and reflections as I embark upon a professional doctorate programme. I share my changing ontological and epistemological views as I undertake a paradigm shift moving from clinician to researcher. As a consequence of understanding a threshold concept, I will share my transformed worldview and the impact of this upon my doctoral studies.


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epistemology; ontology; paradigm shift; threshold concept

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/ijpblhsc.v4i1.203

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