Gender, identity and experience: researching marginalised groups

Bhopal, Kalwant (2010) Gender, identity and experience: researching marginalised groups. Women's Studies International Forum, 33, (1) (doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2009.12.005).


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This article will examine the status of the researcher when conducting research with Gypsy families and Asian women. It will explore how the positioning of the researcher as an outsider and insider can affect the research relationship and can be a useful and privileged position from which to engage in the research process. Gender, identity and experience can create a shared empathy and a shared understanding between the respondent and the researcher in which trust and rapport can encourage respondents to open up and discuss their personal experiences. The article also examines the complexities and tensions associated with how the status and identity of the interviewer can affect the research relationship and how an appreciation of difference is fundamental to this process.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2009.12.005
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Keywords: Race; Gender; Power; Research process; Asian and Gypsy Traveller communities
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Social Justice and Inclusive Education
ePrint ID: 72118
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:04

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