Auto-ethnography of my auto-ethnography

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Is that title confusing? Good, because so is conducting an auto-ethnographic study.

Looking at my previous post discussing my own auto-ethnographic study undertaken during the first few weeks through this subject, and comparing my statements to some key points in the Ellis et al. (2011) reading , I am able to understand that struggles and conclusions I’ve reached in my own Auto-Ethnographic experiences are similar to some that have been shared by other researchers past and present.

The first such parallel I noticed in my discussion about interacting with other classmates during the live-tweeting exercises. Similarly to this, Ellis et al. (2011) note “when we conduct and write research, we implicate others in our work”, thus leading to a collaborative process either by association or by intentional contributions.

A further parallel can be found in Ellis’ assertion that “Critics want to hold autoethnography accountable to criteria normally applied to traditional…

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