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This book considers the impact of the researcher on the research process. Featuring classic and contemporary examples, interviews with experienced researchers, and practical tips and hints, it equips readers with the skills to consider themselves and their role in their own research practice.
Nollaig Frost is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University, UK. She is the author of many papers and book chapters on research methodology, recently contributing to The Oxford Handbook of Multi- and Mixed-Methods Research Inquiry (Oxford University Press, 2015) and The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sports and Exercise Psychology (Routledge, 2016). She sole-edited one of the first books on pluralistic research, Qualitative Research in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, (Open University Press, 2011). Nollaig also writes about second-time motherhood, most recently contributing to Mothering and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives (Demeter Press, 2014), and pursues research interests in mental illness and migration.
Table of Contents
1. Why is the Researcher Important? 2. Researcher Positionality 3. Researcher as Instrument 4. Team Based Research 5. Researching the Self, Researching Oneself 6. Researcher Identity: Prospects and Challenges