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    Close encounters: researching intimate lives in Europe

    Crowhurst, Isabel and Roseneil, Sasha and Hellesund, T. and Santos, A.C. and Stoilova, Mariya (2013) Close encounters: researching intimate lives in Europe. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 16 (6), pp. 525-533. ISSN 1364-5579.

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    This research note aims to extend the discussion on the methodological implications of doing research on intimacy and personal life. Drawing on a comparative study concerned with the intimate lives of those who live outside the conventional, modern western nuclear family, it reflects on the processes of gaining access to often hard-to-reach populations which informed and influenced the empirical work that we carried out in four European countries.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: "This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in International Journal of Social Research Methodology [2013], available online:
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): gatekeepers, negotiating access, intimacy and personal life, unconventionality
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE), Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 13:27
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:10


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