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Reflexivity: A challenge for the researcher as practitioner?

Arber, Anne (2006) Reflexivity: A challenge for the researcher as practitioner? Journal of Research in Nursing, 11 (2). pp. 147-157. ISSN 1744-9871

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In this article I focus on what it means have a dual identity as a practitioner and a researcher within an ethnographic research study in the context of a hospice. I discuss moments when I experienced the tension between the roles of researcher and practitioner during fieldwork. I discuss some of the difficulties of managing the boundary between closeness and distance in terms of the observer and participant roles adopted. I explore the challenges for the researcher with a dual identity and how methods of reflexive accounting enhance the credibility of such a study. Thus I document the lived experience of my fieldwork; my thoughts and feelings when the insider and outsider identities collide; and how the identity crisis that resulted was resolved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > Health and Social Care
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Date : March 2006
Identification Number : 10.1177/1744987106056956
Additional Information : The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Journal of Research in Nursing, 11/2, March/2006 by SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. ©
Depositing User : Anne Arber
Date Deposited : 24 Nov 2010 11:46
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:40

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