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ERIC Number: EJ800284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
From the Outside Looking in: How an Awareness of Difference Can Benefit the Qualitative Research Process
Tinker, Claire; Armstrong, Natalie
Qualitative Report, v13 n1 p53-60 Mar 2008
While much has been written on the problems that can arise when interviewing respondents from a different social group, less attention has been paid to its potential benefits for the research process. In this paper we argue that, by being conscious of one's outsider status, an interviewer can use it as a tool through which to elicit detailed and comprehensive accounts from respondents, and ensure rigorous and critical analysis of the data produced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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