Developing the reflexive dimension of reflection: a framework for debate

Allyson Lipp

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Reflexivity is defined and then explored as a meta-methodology for research as well as a means to stimulate professional development using reflection as a platform. Reflexivity is argued to be a deeper and broader dimension of reflection. A model of reflection, based on critical theory, is introduced to assist with the transition from reflection to reflexivity as the categories of the reflective model provide the foundation for the transition. Solutions are then outlined for the various challenges to reflexivity. A preliminary framework for undertaking reflexivity is introduced in an effort to guide novices in this ever-more necessary adjunct to research and professional development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18 - 26
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


  • reflection
  • reflexivity
  • critical theory
  • emancipation


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