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Reflexivity a challenge for the researcher as practitioner

Arber, AM (2006) Reflexivity a challenge for the researcher as practitioner Journal of Research in Nursing, 11 (2). pp. 147-157.

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Abstract

In this article I focus on what it means to 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
Subjects : Cancer Care Nursing
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Arber, AMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 November 2006
Identification Number : 10.1177/1744987106056956
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2006 Sage Publications. This is the author's accepted manuscript
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Apr 2016 09:16
Last Modified : 21 Apr 2016 09:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810270

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