The bricolage advocated
here recognizes the dialectical nature of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary relationship and promotes a synergistic interaction
between the two concepts. In this context, the bricolage is concerned not only with divergent methods of inquiry but with
diverse theoretical and philosophical understandings of the various elements encountered in the act of research (Abstract).
Kincheloe, Joe L. (2001). Describing the bricolage: Conceptualizing A New Rigor in Qualitative
Research. Qualitative Inquiry, 7, 6, 679-692.
RESPONSES TO KINCHELOE'S FIRST ARTICLE:
Lincoln, Y. S. (2001). An emerging new Bricoleur: Promises and possibilities—A reaction to Joe
Kincheloe’s “Describing the Bricoleur.” Qualitative Inquiry,7, 6, 693–696.
McLaren, P. (2001). Bricklayers and bricoleurs: A Marxist agenda. Qualitative Inquiry, 7, 6,
Pinar, W. F. (2001). The researcher as bricoleur: The teacher as a public intellectual. Qualitative
Inquiry,7, 6, 696–700.
RIGOUR AND COMPLEXITY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: CONCEPTUALIZING THE BRICOLAGE (KINCHELOE
& BERRY, 2004)
Next in line as a critical theoretical work for Kincheloe's bricolage is
the book he and Kathleen Berry wrote, Rigour and Complexity in Educational Research: Conceptualizing the Bricolage.
He wrote the theoretical chapters and she followed them up with a discussion and demonstrations of application of the theory.
Thus, this is an important book for understanding his conceptualization of bricolage. After this book, he went on to further
delineate it with his next article.
KINCHELOE'S SECOND BRICOLAGE ARTICLE:
bricolage offers insight into new forms of rigor and complexity in social research. This article explores new forms of complex, multimethodological, multilogical forms of inquiry into the social,
cultural, political, psychological, and educational domains. Picking up where his previous Qualitative
Inquiry article on the bricolage left
off, this article examines not only the epistemological but also the ontological dimensions
of multimethodological/multitheoretical research (Abstract).
Kincheloe, Joe L. (2005). On to the Next Level: Continuing the Conceptualization
of the Bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11, 3, 323-350.