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ERIC Number: EJ1146411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Undergraduates' Experience of Preparedness for Engaging with Sensitive Research Topics Using Qualitative Research
Simpson, Kerri L.; Wilson-Smith, Kevin
Psychology Teaching Review, v23 n1 p30-40 2017
This research explored the experience of five undergraduates who engaged with qualitative research as part of their final dissertation project. There have been concerns raised over the emotional safety of researchers carrying out qualitative research, which increases when researchers are inexperienced making this a poignant issues for lectures teaching qualitative research methods (Daley, 2012; Haverkamp, 2005). Undergraduates typically have the least research experience; limited research to date has been published into the experience of undergraduates carrying out potentially sensitive research. The following superordinate themes emerged in the lived experiences of the sample: Permissive factors; Protective factors; Coping strategies; and Difference between methodologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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