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Me and Goldilocks...Searching for What Is “Just Right” in Trauma Research: An Autoethnography


Me and Goldilocks...Searching for What Is “Just Right” in Trauma Research: An Autoethnography

Reilly, Rosemary C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7274-4488 (2013) Me and Goldilocks...Searching for What Is “Just Right” in Trauma Research: An Autoethnography. The Qualitative Report, 18 (93). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1052-0147

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This is a reflexive account of the tensions and dilemmas emerging from my experience as a woman qualitative researcher researching trauma and tragedy in communities. Framed as an autoethnography, using my conflictual childhood feelings about Goldilocks as an overarching metaphor, I will weave fairy tale and experience into an examination of the impact I can have on individuals, families, and communities in the course in pursuing research. I will attempt to highlight the edges of research culture and ethical conduct, the politics of trespass and the rights of individuals and communities while trying to discover what is “just right.”

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Authors:Reilly, Rosemary C.
Journal or Publication:The Qualitative Report
Date:25 November 2013
  • This research was supported through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, Canada.
Keywords:Trauma Research, Autoethnography, Ethics, Harm to Participants and Communities, Research Culture, Participants’ Rights
ID Code:978023
Deposited By: Rosemary Reilly
Deposited On:03 Dec 2013 15:58
Last Modified:07 Dec 2020 20:42
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Additional Information:Parts of this paper were presented at the 6th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Urbana-Champaign, IL on May 28, 2010.


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