Pulling it All Together: Emotional Reflexivity in Health and Social Care Field Research
All the contributors to this book recommend taking a self-conscious decision to use emotional reflexivity as part of their research practice. In practice, much thought has gone in to what it means to do reflexivity and what it means to be transparent about the goings-on in the field. This is important as dual roles such as researcher practitioner can have an impact on the research, especially where practice and research roles collide and influence the data we collect. Having ways to step back and to reflect on subjectivities and practice and research identities enables an analytic eye on our own reactions as practitioner researchers.