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Getting up close and personal

Northcote, J. and Phillips, T. (2019) Getting up close and personal. Qualitative Research Journal, 19 (2). pp. 132-145.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-D-18-00046
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Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of peer researchers in participant observation.

Design/methodology/approach
The research involved interviews with 11 fieldworkers aged 18–25 years.

Findings
The method improves access to settings and provides useful context information on participants.

Research limitations/implications
It is a useful method in situations where normal access to participants and settings is problematic.

Originality/value
The paper is the first ever evaluation of supervised peer research (as opposed to peer-led research).

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Global Studies
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright: © 2019 Emerald Publishing Limited
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/43718
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