Fractured Starts, Conceptual Roadblocks, and Resulting Epiphanies
This chapter provides the context through which we explore the ethical dilemmas we encountered and how they influenced our findings. We outline our research process and co-researchers’ voices narrate how we discovered and explored the questions and areas of research and collaboratively conducted the research. We explain the importance of the Red Tent Facilitators (RFT) to this research and what ultimately became the Women Researching Incarceration Standing Together (WRIST) group. We conclude with group members’ perspectives, as both facilitators and participants in the process, as they explain their concerns and challenges with the project and some of the benefits they gained.
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