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    Qualitative research methods I: emotionally engaged approaches to working with vulnerable participants

    Butcher, Melissa (2022) Qualitative research methods I: emotionally engaged approaches to working with vulnerable participants. Progress in Human Geography 46 (3), pp. 907-914. ISSN 0309-1325.

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    Abstract

    This report highlights the need for distinct approaches in qualitative research when working with the pain of marginalised and vulnerable communities. Firstly, it argues for a need to incorporate ‘emotionally engaged research’ that acknowledges complicated entanglements between researchers and those we work with, particularly when conditions of pain are present. Secondly, it traces work in sensitive contexts to highlight effective strategies that aim to ‘do no harm’ and may also become a catalyst for easing pain. Thirdly, it identifies barriers to emotionally engaged work including the need to rethink training and support for researchers.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): emotion, fieldwork, pain, qualitative methods
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Melissa Butcher
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 11:55
    Last Modified: 11 May 2022 12:36
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/48157

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