methodology opens ourselves

For Patricia O'Riley (2003), "making meaning does not mean more knowledge or information or discovering the deep structures. It has to do with listening, leaving space, being attentive, receptive. Perhaps," O'Riley suggests, "methodology can offer a way to open ourselves to the else/where and other/wise of the world…." A dialogic methodology, which emphasizes listening as much as thinking and draws on ancient ways of knowing, can open spaces to access insights from this "else/where and other/wise" (p. 51; see also, Smith, 2006; Harner & Doore, 1987).

Furthermore, research/representation cannot be extracted from one another. In the context of this research, meaning emerges from gathering (producing) data, writing (Richardson & St. Pierre, 2005), and placing words, images, music and links in the hypertext.