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The Role of Self and Emotion within Qualitative Data Analysis

A BSA Emotions Study Group Event

15 June 2021 (12:00–13:00 BST)

About the Event

This session draws on two different qualitative research projects: 1) experiences of imprisonment 2) victims of hate crime. Within the framework of intersectionality of identities, we demonstrate how our insider/outsider status influenced the research process, and consider the important role that our emotions and subjective experiences occupied within the analytic stage. We consider the role of ‘critical reflexivity’ in helping researchers recognise the impact of their multiple identities and emotions on data interpretation. We emphasise that during data analysis, it is important to look critically at the data rather than simply replicate participants’ stories. We demonstrate how research emotions can be an assistive tool in processing data to present ethical and rigorous accounts.


This event is free of charge but registration is required.  A link to zoom will be circulated to all registered prior to the event.