Portraying reflexivity in health services research

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Abstract

A model is proposed for supporting reflexivity in qualitative health research, informed by arguments from Bourdieu and Finlay. Bourdieu refers to mastering the subjective relation to the object at three levels-the overall social space, the field of specialists, and the scholastic universe. The model overlays Bourdieu's levels of objectivation with Finlay's three stages of research (pre-research, data collection, and data analysis). The intersections of these two ways of considering reflexivity, displayed as cells of a matrix, pose questions and offer prompts to productively challenge health researchers' reflexivity. Portraiture is used to show how these challenges and prompts can facilitate such reflexivity, as illustrated in a research project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1549
Number of pages7
JournalQualitative Health Research
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Arts-based research
  • Epistemology
  • Portraiture
  • Qualitative methods
  • Reflexivity
  • Research design

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