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Researching Dalits and health care: Considering positionality.

Thapa, R., Regmi, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Heaslip, V., 2023. Researching Dalits and health care: Considering positionality. Health Prospect, 22 (1), 6-8.

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DOI: 10.3126/hprospect.v22i1.49826


This methods paper explores the issue of the researcher’s positionality and its potential impact on the overall qualitative research process. After defining positionality this paper outlines its potential influences on the research process and findings. In order to illustrate the concept of positionality in a real-world example a case study approach is used based on the first author’s PhD research among Dalits in Nepal. The paper finishes by outlining some of the ways of addressing the issues arising from positionality of the researcher.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Positionality; Health; Marginalised; Caste; Dalits
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:39059
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:03 Nov 2023 12:07
Last Modified:13 Nov 2023 12:24


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