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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.

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

The research involved interviews with 11 fieldworkers aged 18–25 years.

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.

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

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Global Studies
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright: © 2019 Emerald Publishing Limited
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