Publication: Expedition (auto)ethnography: An Adventurer-Researcher’s Journey

Researcher Impact: Few studies have considered the researcher’s experience of exploring adventure expeditions.  Primarily methodological in focus, this paper examines the challenges and management of the adventure-researcher’s multiple roles during a sea kayaking expedition. An expedition observation framework is constructed
as a tool to aid the conceptualisation of the field. The concept of existential authenticity as a complementary theoretical framework is used to illustrate the marginality and liminal nature of the adventure scape and the researcher’s task within it.

Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P.J. (2018): Expedition (auto)ethnography: an adventurer-researcher’s journey, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning,  DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2018.1451757

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