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ERIC Number: EJ889675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Teaching Reflexivity in Qualitative Interviewing
Hsiung, Ping-Chun
Teaching Sociology, v36 n3 p211-226 Jul 2008
Reflexivity has gained paramount status in qualitative inquiry. It is central to debates on subjectivity, objectivity, and, ultimately, the scientific foundation of social science knowledge and research. Although much work on doing reflexivity by researchers and practitioners has been published, scholars have only recently begun to explore how one goes about teaching reflexivity in qualitative research. This paper contributes to the endeavour by first identifying challenges of teaching reflexivity. It then describes how I use an existing data set and hands-on learning as complementary strategies to teach reflexivity in a course on qualitative interviewing. It concludes with a discussion of the implications of teaching reflexivity in sociology in general and in qualitative research methods in particular. (Contains 2 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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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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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)