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Questioning identities/shifting identities: the impact of researching sex and gender on a researcher’s LGBT+ identity

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Questioning identities/shifting identities : the impact of researching sex and gender on a researcher’s LGBT+ identity. / Nelson, Rosie.

In: Qualitative Research, Vol. 20, No. 6, 01.12.2020, p. 910-926.

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title = "Questioning identities/shifting identities: the impact of researching sex and gender on a researcher{\textquoteright}s LGBT+ identity",
abstract = "This article explores the role of reflexivity, emotion work and insider/outsider researcher status in one queer researcher{\textquoteright}s experiences of conducting fieldwork. Through exploring field diaries and interview extracts, this article highlights the impact of being/researching LGBT+ identities as a queer researcher. Five experiences are discussed: (i) the euphoria of connection, (ii) relationships with participants, (iii) retraumatisation through listening, (iv) finding oneself on the outside and (v) the researcher{\textquoteright}s shifting identity. The article concludes with suggestions on the impact studying one{\textquoteright}s own identity can have on the researcher, and suggestions for engaging in similar research practices.",
keywords = "Queer theory, reflexivity, emotion work, insider research, outsider research, LGBT, identity, sexuality, gender",
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