What’s it like to be an insider researcher?

New paper: Experiences of an insider researcher – interviewing your own colleagues. By Gemma Aburn, Merryn Gott & Karen Hoare

This new paper just published in Nurse Researcher considers the literature around being an insider researcher and explores reflections about insider research made by participants in a constructivist grounded theory study. The paper also includes reflections from my own experiences of interviewing my own colleagues.

Literature to date, has focused on the challenges of being an insider researcher, with limited research acknowledging the benefits of the researcher having a pre-existing relationship with participants. This paper highlights both the benefits and challenges of being an inside researcher identified by both myself, as the researcher, and the participants.

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