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Title: From the Outside Looking in: How an Awareness of Difference Can Benefit the Qualitative Research Process
Authors: Tinker, Claire
Armstrong, Natalie
First Published: Mar-2008
Publisher: Nova Southeastern University
Citation: The Qualitative Report, 2008, 13 (1), pp. 53-60.
Abstract: While much has been written on the problems that can arise when interviewing respondents from a different social group, less attention has been paid to its potential benefits for the research process. In this paper we argue that, by being conscious of ones outsider status, an interviewer can use it as a tool through which to elicit detailed and comprehensive accounts from respondents, and ensure rigorous and critical analysis of the data produced.
ISSN: 1052-0147
Type: Article
Description: This paper was published as The Qualitative Report, 2008, 13 (1), pp. 53-60. It is also available from
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