Reflexivity: A Practical Guide for Researchers in Health and Social Sciences (Paperback)

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By Linda Finlay (Editor), Brendan Gough (Editor)
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Reflexivity is a popular tool used to analyse personal, intersubjective and social processes which shape research projects. It enables researchers, particularly within the qualitative tradition, to acknowledge their role and the situated nature of their research. In the current climate, which sees the popularity of qualitative methods coupled with increased public and professional scrutiny of research, reflexivity provides a means of bolstering greater transparency and quality in research.

This book recognises the considerable value of reflexivity to researchers, and provides a means to navigate this field. The book is foremost a practical guide which examines reflexivity at different stages of the research process. The editors and contributors offer candid approaches to the subject, which supply readers with diverse strategies on how to do reflexivity in practice.


* Provides an accessible, practical guide to reflexive research processes, methods and outcomes
* Encompasses both the health and social science fields
* Includes contributions from international researchers

The book is aimed at postgraduate and final year students of health and social sciences. Interested clinicians will also find useful insights in the text.

About the Author

Linda Finlay teaches Psychology with the Open University, UK, and is an Academic Consultant offering training and mentorship on qualitative research in health care. She is currently working towards registration as an Integrative psychotherapist. She has published widely on topics relating to psychosocial occupational therapy, group work and qualitative research. Brendan Gough is a Critical Social Psychologist and qualitative researcher. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of the journal, Qualitative Research in Psychology. He was awarded a fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2016.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780632064144
ISBN-10: 0632064145
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: October 1st, 2003
Pages: 268
Language: English