Title

The research pendulum : multiple roles and responsibilities as a researcher

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Lesbian Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Volume

10

Issue

3-4

First Page

11

Last Page

27

Publisher

Harrington Park Press

Abstract

Qualitative research on sexual identities has highlighted the use of oral narratives to understand the lives of lesbians and gay men. Feminist ethnographers, sociologists and queer theorists have further posed methodological inquiries to the issues of insider/outsider, the possibilities of an erotic subject and the matter of representation. Using interview data with Hong Kong lesbians, this paper discusses a researcher's multiple positionalities and its effects on both the researched and the researcher. Being self-reflexive requires a researcher to test her or his own boundaries and to take up social responsibilities as the interpreter of texts. This paper calls for further dialogue between a researcher's subject positions, research processes and the final presentation of findings.

DOI

10.1300/J155v10n03_02

Print ISSN

10894160

E-ISSN

15403548

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Full-text Version

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Language

English

Recommended Citation

Tang, D. T. S. (2006). The research pendulum: Multiple roles and responsibilities as a researcher. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 10(3-4), 11-27. doi: 10.1300/J155v10n03_02

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