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    Walking on thin ice: reflexivity in doing ethnography

    Khuder, B. and Petrić, Bojana (2021) Walking on thin ice: reflexivity in doing ethnography. In: Guillén, I. and Bocanegra, A. (eds.) Ethnographies of Academic Writing Research: Theory, methods, and interpretation. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics 1. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9789027210067. (In Press)

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    Researcher reflexivity is important throughout the research process, especially in ethnographic enquiry. This chapter provides a reflexive account of our research experiences with exiled Syrian academics, whose efforts to re-establish their academic careers in their new contexts and publish in English as an Additional Language we have been following for almost two years. Data are taken from a longitudinal multiple-case study using ethnography as deep theorizing (Lillis, 2008). In this chapter we provide a reflexive account of five research methodological aspects: participant recruitment, conducting and analysing interviews, Text Histories, textual representation, and ethics in collaborative ethnography. We discuss how aspects of the researcher’s experience and position interact with the research process.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Bojana Petric
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 08:42
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:48


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