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ERIC Number: EJ1268044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2320-2653
Researcher Positionality -- A Consideration of Its Influence and Place in Qualitative Research -- A New Researcher Guide
Holmes, Andrew Gary Darwin
Shanlax International Journal of Education, v8 n4 p1-10 Sep 2020
Masters and PhD student researchers in the social sciences are often required to explore and explain their positionality, as, in the social world, it is recognized that their ontological and epistemological beliefs influence their research. Yet novice researchers often struggle with identifying their positionality. This paper explores researcher positionality and its influence on and place in the research process. Its purpose is to help new postgraduate researchers better understand positionality so that they may incorporate a reflexive approach to their research and start to clarify their positionality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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