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Title: Managing myself: investigator survival in sensitive research
Authors: Brackenridge, CH
Keywords: ethical, investigative research, gender, autobiography, reflexivity
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Sage
Citation: International Review for the Sociology of Sport 34 (4): 399-410
Abstract: Thirteen years of investigative research into sexual abuse in sport provides the basis for this paper, in which reflections are offered about the role and survival of the investigator in sensitive research. The ethical ground rules, research methods and working practices adopted during this research have all been influenced by processes well beyond conventional social science. The paper interrogates three meanings of ‘managing myself’ as a lesbian engaged in a gendered research process: first, managing myself, coping with the strains and stresses of the research; secondly, managing (by) myself as being alone in the research; and thirdly, managing my ‘self/selves’, deciding which of several possible selves or agendas - the personal, the scientific or the political – is being addressed at any given time. The paper ends by considering how to maintain focus in the face of internal doubts and external pressures.
ISSN: 1461-7218
Appears in Collections:Sport
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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