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The Importance of Positionality for Qualitative Researchers.

Gurr, H., Oliver, L., Harvey, O., Subedi, M. and van Teijlingen, E., 2024. The Importance of Positionality for Qualitative Researchers. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 18 (1), 48-54.

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DOI: 10.3126/dsaj.v18i01.67553


Qualitative researchers are required to be critically reflective and explain to readers of their own positionality on their work. This account can be relatively straightforward, but there are occasions this process of reflection and outlining one’s positionality is much more complicated. This methods paper explains this process and outlines, using seven examples of different occasions and situations where and why such complications may arise, for example around values and personal experiences. It finishes with some more practical advice on writing the section on positionality for budding social scientists.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Qualitative research; positionality; sociology
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:40092
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Jul 2024 10:07
Last Modified:09 Jul 2024 10:07


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