Ethics and reflexivity in researching HIV-related infertility

Cane, Tam Chipawe (2018) Ethics and reflexivity in researching HIV-related infertility. In: Allan, Helen T and Arber, Anne (eds.) Emotions and Reflexivity in Health & Social Care Field Research. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 75-94. ISBN 978-3319655024

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The process of reflection and reflexivity enables researchers to identify emotional involvement during research processes. In HIV related fieldwork, this process may facilitate tensions between the researcher’s professional position, methodological position and personal interests. The use of self-reflexive activities relating to emotions, self-consciousness, awareness and understanding intersubjective context between ethical praxis, participants’ narratives and methodologies, are critical elements of the research dynamic. In the following chapter, I advocate for focused supervision intended to promote the emotional regulation of PhD students during fieldwork. Ethically appropriate methods of supervision will enable researchers to manage emotions that impact on the researcher’s professional, personal and research life.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 02:00

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