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The homecomer and the stranger: Reflections on positionality and the benefits of an insider-outsider tandem in qualitative research

Bröckerhoff, Aurelie (2014) The homecomer and the stranger: Reflections on positionality and the benefits of an insider-outsider tandem in qualitative research. Field Research Method Lab Blog (10 Dec 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When mentioning that my work involves dealing with several former USSR countries I often get questions on the kind of dangers my research entails. Whilst I do not see particular dangers in what I do, I have to admit that I had asked myself the same questions before my first fieldwork. I stopped worrying only after working out some automatisms, attitudes and gaining an understanding of certain realities that permit me, to a decent extent, to ‘stay safe’. This blog entry shares some experience-based reflections can be useful to minimise risks but it is also intended to discuss why dangers in some ‘exotic’ states are much less than one could think, writes Abel Polese

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/fieldresearch/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Field Research Method Lab Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80614

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