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Contracts and member checks in qualitative research in human geography: reason for caution?

Citation

Bradshaw, MB, Contracts and member checks in qualitative research in human geography: reason for caution?, Area, 33, (2) pp. 202-211. ISSN 0004-0894 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1475-4762.00023

Abstract

Contracts with, and member checks by, research participants are increasingly recommended in qualitative research in human geography. However, differences in qualitatively researching 'the powerful', as opposed to researching 'down', mean that contracts and member checks may need to be approached with caution regarding the former. The possibility of the censorship of critique by powerful research participants is exemplified in this article, and a number of more general dilemmas in qualitatively researching 'up' are also discussed. Finally, some choices which might help address possible difficulties in qualitatively researching the powerful are outlined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
ID Code:22064
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-05-09
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