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dc.contributor.authorDean, Jon
dc.contributor.authorFurness, Penny
dc.contributor.authorVerrier, Diarmuid
dc.contributor.authorLennon, Henry
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Cinnamon
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T16:22:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T16:22:16Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-22
dc.identifier.citationDean, J., Furness, P., Verrier, D., Lennon, H., Bennett, C. and Spencer, S., (2018). 'Desert island data: an investigation into researcher positionality'. Qualitative Research, 18(3), pp. 273-289.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1468-7941
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1468794117714612
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624770
dc.description.abstractThe nature of qualitative research means that the personal values of an individual researcher can and do (unwittingly) shape the way in which they analyse data sets, and the resultant conclusions drawn. However this phenomenon is under-studied in social research and this article seeks to help rectify this. This article presents findings from a small research project focused on discourses of class, masculinity and work among British male comedians from working-class backgrounds, interviewed on the popular BBC Radio 4 radio programme Desert Island Discs. Six different researchers, from varying disciplinary, methodological and theoretical groundings, as well as from varying personal backgrounds, analysed three interview recordings and transcripts separately. All the researchers wrote up their individual analyses of these interviews and wrote reflexive pieces examining why they thought they approached the data as they did. The researchers then came together as a group to compare and contrast findings and approaches. The results from this study, including the discrepancies and distinctions and final group analysis, are reported alongside a thorough discussion of the project’s methodology. We find that the project evidenced how a diverse research team can bring out deeper and richer analyses, and was a refreshing way to try and answer questions of individual and collective positionality.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1468794117714612en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15759en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/page/policies/text-and-data-mining-license
dc.subjectcollective research, data analysis, interpretivism, positionality, reflexivity, subjectivity, teaching qualitative methodsen_US
dc.titleDesert island data: an investigation into researcher positionalityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1741-3109
dc.contributor.departmentSheffield Hallam Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden_US
dc.identifier.journalQualitative Researchen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1177/1468794117714612
dc.source.journaltitleQualitative Research
dc.source.volume18
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage273
dc.source.endpage289
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
dc.author.detail787182en_US


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