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ERIC Number: EJ870928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Qualitative Inquiry with Women in Poverty in Mexico City: Reflections on the Emotional Responses of a Research Team
Martinez-Salgado, Carolina
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v22 n3 p297-313 Jun 2009
While conducting a qualitative inquiry involving in-depth interviews on the perceptions of health risks within a group of profoundly poor urban families in the southern part of Mexico City, Martinez-Salgado and her interdisciplinary team of women interviewers got involved in emotionally complex situations with the women participants in the study. In this article, Martinez-Salgado reflects on the situations she and her research team encountered and on the emotional experiences they underwent doing this research. She discusses how a critical psychoanalytical perspective shaped the study, describes their fieldwork experiences, and addresses how the research team reacted to and coped with emotionally charged research situations. To conclude, the article addresses the importance of reflecting on and providing testimonies of the emotional aspects of doing qualitative research that documents the unfairness of the situation in which poor women and their families live. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico