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ERIC Number: EJ892222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Caring Reflexivity
Rallis, Sharon F.; Rossman, Gretchen B.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n4 p495-499 Jul 2010
This article provides a brief summary of the seven articles in this special issue through the lens of the concept of "caring reflexivity". In joining "caring" and "reflexivity", we deepen the conversation about what constitutes reflexivity, encouraging an explicit focus on the relational. Revisiting the first article, we argue that relationships--with all their challenges and mysteries--must be central to ethical and credible research. Thus, we highlight the ways these authors grapple with research relationships. However, not only do they grapple with them, they also take delight in and worry about their ongoing interactions. The authors smile and laugh with their participants and gently critique themselves as fallible individuals seeking to learn about others' experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guinea