This chapter critically discusses the research methods used in this book. The empirical research took on a qualitative approach. Because male rape is a sensitive issue, it is important and essential to give some consideration to the literature on researching sensitive topics, and the difficulties for the writer researching such a sensitive topic, such as the stigma it creates for the writer in a professional and personal capacity. This will be supplemented with a discussion of the importance of reflexivity; the author talks about his own experience of rape and places this in an academic context, using sociological and criminological literature on reflexivity.
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Javaid, A. (2018). Researching Male Sexual Victimisation: ‘The Personal Is Political’. In: Male Rape, Masculinities, and Sexualities. Palgrave Hate Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52639-3_4
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