Researcher reflexivity - how to present this in your thesis

Davis, D ORCID: 2020, 'Researcher reflexivity - how to present this in your thesis' , Nurse Researcher . (In Press)

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The aim of this paper is to provide a practical illustration of how a researcher can evidence reflexivity in their thesis. I present the reflexive stance and journey I made in completing my PhD study using constructivist grounded theory. The intention here is to depict how I began my journey as a novice nurse researcher navigating the swamps of research and finally have the epistemological courage to sign off as a full-fledged researcher. Hopefully, by exploring how the researcher role and researcher reflexivity were addressed in this constructivist grounded theory, it will illuminate the way for others to present reflexivity in their thesis.
I position myself with others who agree that an openness about the situatedness and a transparency of the relationship of the knower to that of the subjects of inquiry is important. This paper therefore ensures the capture of my thoughts as a researcher whilst undertaking the research as part of my PhD candidature. Predominantly it depicts the milieu that influenced the choices and decisions made such that the reader can make sense of the journey undertaken. By presenting it as a journal article, it is also hoped that it helps the novice researcher, about to embark on their journey of discovery, to think more deeply about reflexivity.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Researcher
Publisher: RCN Publishing
ISSN: 1351-5578
Depositing User: D Davis
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 12:41
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 12:45

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