From Practitioner to Researcher: A Threshold Concept – A personal reflection on my own 'tug of war'
Keywords:epistemology, ontology, paradigm shift, threshold concept
A threshold concept can be considered as a gateway, opening up a new way of thinking about something. In this paper, I share my personal journey and reflections as I embark upon a professional doctorate programme. I share my changing ontological and epistemological views as I undertake a paradigm shift moving from clinician to researcher. As a consequence of understanding a threshold concept, I will share my transformed worldview and the impact of this upon my doctoral studies.
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