ERIC Number: EJ922674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Research with Individuals Labeled "Other": Reflections on the Research Process
Petersen, Amy J.
Disability & Society, v26 n3 p293-305 2011
Using the emancipatory research paradigm as a conceptual framework, this autoethnography reflects upon participant and researcher relationships within a larger qualitative research study that involved participants labeled "other". Issues relating to fear of the "other", building reciprocal relationships, and who gains from the research are explored. This analysis contributes to the literature by articulating how researchers can employ emancipatory methods and how research institutions can support and encourage such work in order that research is undertaken in more equitable ways.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Models, Disabilities, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Empowerment, Interviews, Reflection, African Americans, Females, Higher Education, Ethnography, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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