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Problematising researcher-respondent relations through exploration of communicative stance

Lefstein, Adam (2010) Problematising researcher-respondent relations through exploration of communicative stance. Ethnography and Education, 5 (1). pp. 81-96. ISSN 1745-7831

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Abstract

To what extent and in what ways should researchers share their views with research participants during ethnographic fieldwork? This article discusses the author’s experience adopting different communicative stances with respondents in the context of an ethnographic study of the enactment of the English National Literacy Strategy in a “failing” primary school. A commonly accepted communicative stance in ethnography, according to which the researcher avoids disclosure of his or her own views, is problematised; and the potential advantages and disadvantages of feedback as a research tool are explored.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Lefstein, Adam (2010) Problematising researcher-respondent relations through exploration of communicative stance. Ethnography and Education, 5 (1). pp. 81-96. Ethnography and Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/17457821003768489
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 16:23
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:26
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1572
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