share-knowledge’s diary





Reflexivity is a process that challenges the researcher to explicitly examine how his or her research agenda and assumptions, subject locations, personal beliefs, and emotions enter into their research. It is imperative for qualitative inquiry because it conceptualizes the researcher as a n active participation in knowledge (re)production rather than as a neutral bystander. (Ping-Chun, 2008, p 4)  

A researcher's background and position will affect what they choose to investigate, the angle of investigation, the methods judged most adequate for this purpose, the findings considered most appropriate, and the finding and communication of conclusions" (Malterud, 2001, p 483-484)