Journal article

Glocal production of knowledge: exploring Vietnamese scholars' perception of 'good' research

Cuong Huu Hoang

COMPARE-A JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Given the importance of local scholars’ understanding of research in their integration into global academia, this study explored the way scholars conceptualised and perceived the meaning of research and their identities as researchers. This article reports data from a qualitative case study using semi-structured interviews to explore the positioning and discursive identity of eight Vietnamese social science scholars. Findings revealed that researchers trained in Vietnam and the Soviet Union understood research as knowledge production, positioning themselves as creators of knowledge and critical thinkers. In contrast, researchers who studied in Western countries considered research a rigorous..

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Funding Acknowledgements

During his doctoral study, Cuong Huu Hoang was supported by both the Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and the Monash Graduate Scholarship. He was also generously supported by Monash Postgraduate Publications Award.