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Outsiders and learners: Negotiating meaning in comparative European social work research practice

Författare och institution:
Elizabeth Frost (-); Staffan Höjer (Institutionen för socialt arbete); Annamaria Campanini (-); Alessandro Sicora (-); Karin Kullberg (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
Qualitative Social Work, Epub ahead of print s. 16
ISSN:
1473-3250
E-ISSN:
1741-3117
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This paper draws on two experiences of undertaking comparative research in England, Sweden and Italy, and offers a discussion of the kinds of dilemmas raised in relation to language and meaning surfaced by these. Its primary focus is to examine the reflexive construction of meaning, both in relation generally to the workings of an international research team and, more specifically, how such construction of meaning impacts on the process of qualitative interviewing across linguistic and cultural boundaries. The article argues that a culture of reflexive research practice is helpful for approaching national differences, to facilitate understanding in internationally mixed research teams and to support and empower participants in research, in second languages and differing cultures. Overall, the paper attempts to advance some tentative ideas that other inter- national researchers may be able to consider and deploy in relation to their own research ambitions.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
Nyckelord:
comparative, language, qualitative synthesis, teams
Postens nummer:
228974
Posten skapad:
2015-12-22 13:59
Posten ändrad:
2016-06-28 10:51

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