ERIC Number: EJ932692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 17
Navigating Pre-, In-, and Post-Fieldwork: Elements for Consideration
Lamoureux, Sylvie A.
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v10 n3 p206-211 2011
In this article, the author reflects on the transitions she has navigated since 2005 and offers insight into elements of research relationships. As she guides and accompanies a new generation of qualitative researchers planning and experiencing their fieldwork, the need for writing that addresses the complexities of "the intersubjectivity of the researcher and the researched" (Chase, 2010, p. 217) in order to "understand the other's voice, life and culture", as well as their role in the production of that knowledge, becomes more salient. She cites articles that contribute to methodological discussions beyond both the "reflexive-turn" and the "reflexivity as narcissism" critique, to "revitalize the use of reflexivity" as a powerful ethnographic tool in all stages of pre-, in-, and post-fieldwork.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Cultural Awareness, Role, Ethnology, Researchers, Research Methodology
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