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Reconstructing research narratives: Self and sociologcial identity in alternative settings

Birch, Maxine (1998). Reconstructing research narratives: Self and sociologcial identity in alternative settings. In: Ribbens McCarthy, Jane and Edwards, Rosaline eds. Feminist Dilemas in qualitative research: Public knowlege and private lives. London, UK: Sage, pp. 171–185.

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Abstract

About the book: How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style.

Particular themes examined are: the research dilemmas that occur from feminist perspectives in relation to researching private and personal social worlds; the position of the researcher as situated between public knowledge and private experience; and the dilemmas raised for researchers seeking to contribute to academic discourse while remaing close to their knowledge forms

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1998 Sage
ISBN: 0-7619-5665-4, 978-0-7619-5665-5
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 19882
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 16:26
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19882
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