Dissertation Research

What is researcher positionality?

…a conscious, ethical neutrality must be adopted and embraced so the work remains objective and contributory to the other related research —Braude, 1964

Throne, R. (2012). Positionality. In Practitioner research in doctoral education. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. Retrieved from ResearchGate 

Throne, R. (2019). Researcher positionality: Individual and social consciousness amid heuristic introspection. In Autoethnography and heuristic inquiry for doctoral-Level researchers: Emerging research and opportunities, a volume in the in the Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Throne, R., & Oddi, B. (2019). Dissertation research supervisor agency for U.S. online doctoral research supervision. In A. Elçi, L. L. Beith, & A. Elçi (Eds.), Faculty development for digital teaching and learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Throne, R., & Walters, K. (2019, May 18). Doctoral research supervisor agency: Fostering engagement in guiding online practitioner doctorates. Paper presented at 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from ResearchGate

Throne, R., Oddi, B., Ferreira, D., & Maddox, S. (2019, February 26). Practice implications of online dissertation research supervisor agency to foster doctoral researcher positionality. 3rd Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas. Retrieved from ResearchGate


Throne, R., & Bourke, B. (2019). Online research supervisor engagement: Fostering graduate student researcher positionality. In K. Walters, & P. Henry (Eds.), Fostering multiple levels of engagement in higher education environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Throne, R., Bourke, B., Bowlin, L., Hailey, V., Joseph, S., & Yedgarian, V. (2018, February 26). Insider/outsider, betwixt and between: Post-doc perspectives of researcher positionality after dissertation research. 2nd annual Conference on Academic Research in Education, Las Vegas, NV. Retrieved from ResearchGate

Throne, R., & Oddi, B. (2018, May 19). Positionality meets agency: Dissertation supervisor agency, a necessary construct for online dissertation supervision. 14th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved