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ERIC Number: EJ803982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Community Research Mythology
Waldern, Barbara
Qualitative Report, v11 n1 p55-79 Mar 2006
This article is dedicated to an in-depth discussion of the theme community and the implications the multiple meanings of community hold for the field of qualitative research. This theme surfaced from Walderns 2003 study entitled Resistance to Research in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside, which dealt with participant resistance to joining research efforts, and deserves the attention of all social researchers. In this article, the politics of the research process are discussed to evaluate and suggest improvements for reflexive methods of inquiry. Determining that the idea of community research is a myth, this work is concerned about making qualitative methods more sensitive to social inequality without compromising their rigour. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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