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.
|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. ©|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > Health and Social Care|
|Deposited By:||Anne Arber|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2010 11:46|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2013 09:09|
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