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dc.contributor.authorRafferty, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T15:12:44Z
dc.date.available2020-04-03T15:12:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-04
dc.identifier.citationRafferty, R., (2017). 'Navigating identities and emotions in the field: a local researcher’s strategies in Northern Ireland'. Journal of Conflict, 16(1), pp. 1-19.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2041 -1944
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624655
dc.description.abstractDivided societies like Northern Ireland present methodological challenges for researchers due to the roles that mutually-opposing group identities play in shaping social interactions. These challenges, which are heightened for local researchers due to their status as insiders to the conflict, can be overcome to some degree through the careful development of methodological strategies based on a reflexive approach. This article presents the case of a qualitative interviewing project undertaken by a local researcher that involved different identity groups in post-violence Northern Ireland. It examines the methodological challenges encountered because of the identitied and emotional nature of the research, and it shares successful strategies both for building rapport with a wide variety of participants and for eliciting responses during the discussion of sensitive topics. A reflexive approach is shown as important in enabling local researchers in divided societies to conduct rigorous and trustworthy research.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCesran Internationalen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://cesran.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/JCTS_Vol6_No1_FR1.pdfen_US
dc.subjectfield research, divided societies, identities, emotions, reflexivityen_US
dc.titleNavigating identities and emotions in the field: a local researcher’s strategies in Northern Irelanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Otagoen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Conflict Transformation & Securityen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
dc.author.detail787154en_US


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