‘Insider’ or ‘outsider’? Conducting qualitative psychological research with British South Asians.

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dc.contributor.author Jaspal, Rusi en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-10T16:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-10T16:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Jaspal, R. (2009) ‘Insider’ or ‘outsider’? Conducting qualitative psychological research with British South Asians. PsyPAG Quarterly, 71, pp. 11-17. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/8028
dc.description.abstract IN RECENT YEARS SOCIAL psychologists, as well as scholars from a variety of other academic disciplines, have become increasingly interested in identity among Britons of South Asian (BSA) descent, using a plethora of methodological approaches, both quantitative and qualitative (Cinnirella & Hamilton, 2007; Ghuman, 2003; Vadher & Barrett, in press). Although there is now a burgeoning academic literature focusing upon BSA identity, it does not appear to be matched by scholarly enquiry into methodological issues such as the ‘insider’/ ‘outsider’ dynamics as experienced by researchers and participants (for an exception, see Archer, 2001). This is perhaps not entirely surprising given traditional psychology’s focus upon quantitative research, which expects and assumes a degree of ‘objectivity’, whereby the researcher and ‘the researched’ are entirely separate and independent of one another (Coyle, 2007). However, in qualitative psychological research this is rarely possible. But what can be said about the relationship between the researcher and the participants? What is the importance of the researcher within the broader context of the research? en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher British Psychological Society en
dc.subject methodology en
dc.subject insider-outsider dynamics en
dc.subject British Asians en
dc.subject qualitative research en
dc.title ‘Insider’ or ‘outsider’? Conducting qualitative psychological research with British South Asians. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Psychology en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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