Research agenda setting yoga soliloquy

No matter the academician’s level along the research career continuum — doctoral student, post graduate, or practitioner —he or she can and will likely eventually struggle to keep a research agenda fresh with new ideas. Reflection, the type for example, that the practice of yoga can yield, also can allow the researcher to remain open to new ideas. “When incorporated into a campus work setting, reflective thinking supports the development of mindfulness, contemplation”(Beer et al., 2015, p. 162). Yoga can spur contemplation and a soliloquy as described in this paper showcases metaphors that compares the stretches to each major hurdle along the research process (Chorba, 2011). Thus, when a soliloquy is read aloud it supports an innovative practice that can connect to other models such as a leadership development technique dubbed, Work of Leaders – Vision, Alignment, and Execution (VAE), (Straw, Scullard, Kukkonen, & David, 2013). This technique fosters research ideas into scholarship. This model provides a structure to understand the complexity of leadership and apply effective change management behaviors to drive progression in the research process. Simmer-Brown (2016) maintains that Tibetan Buddhist based pedagogy reaffirms that people form a difference between the literal meaning of words (drangdon) and the inner wisdom of words (ngedon). Thus, metaphors may also serve as springboards that can draw inner meaning necessary to help spur a productive research agenda as well as cope with the stress it creates. Willgens (2016) noted that Buddhist remind humanity that it is simply an extension of the universe and everything people need is contained within them, “This thought is linked to the idea that qualitative researchers can be thought of as extensions of their research.” (p. 914). The following Fortifying Inner COR, sample is just one area of the yoga practice the paper delves into as a metaphor. Speaking to the researcher, To be considered, you’ll need to prepare for the Committee of Research (COR), the University’s project approval board and the Institutional Review Board (IRB), for the final project authorization. Exercising inner body core strength is analogous to the determination one will need to get COR approval. This will require the establishment of an account with IRBNet.org. You’ll pass through Bridge pose that will test your research prowess and yoga balance. Do not be afraid to fall. The requirements for IRB are based on research ethics; the type each accomplished yogi possesses. Gaining IRB approval will be due in larger part to the significance of your study and in a smaller part to following the application process. Do you have a valid instrument? Is your informed consent valid? This innovative practice paper is about a new 21st century scholar development paradigm. Here, with a soliloquy, and tying it to a leadership thinking model such as VAE, the researcher can envision and navigate around cluttered thinking, reduce capacity overload, explore more reflective ideas, openness, and nurture milestones that like the research process and yoga practice, have a beginning, middle, and an end

Nova Southeastern University
Erik Bean, LauraAnn Migliore
Presentation Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Event or Conference: 
The Qualitative Report Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
United States