Reflexive ethnography

Whitaker, EM and Atkinson, P 2019, 'Reflexive ethnography' , in: Handbook of Sociological Ethnography. , Springer, Wiesbaden.

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Abstract

Reflexivity refers to the fact that the perspectives and methods of the social sciences construct the phenomena that are studied. Reflexivity is not a matter of choice nor is it a researcher virtue. Ethnographic research needs to take account of the various kinds and levels of epistemic reflexivity: disciplinary; methodological; positional; textual; and personal. We distinguish reflexivity – a condition of all research – from reflective practice, and from the individualistic claims for research virtue that are sometimes made in the name of reflexivity.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Poferl, Angelika and Schröer, Norbert
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: EM Whitaker
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 12:52
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 12:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50328

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