Researching refugees : methodological and ethical considerations
Schweitzer, Robert & Steel, Zachary (2008) Researching refugees : methodological and ethical considerations. In Liamputtong, Pranee (Ed.) Doing Cross-Cultural Research : Ethical and Methodological Perspectives. Springer, Netherlands, pp. 87-101.
Research with refugees involves particular conceptual, ethical and methodological issues. In this chapter, we outline a number of approaches to refugee research. The merits and limitations of the dominant trauma approach are reviewed, noting the particular tendency of this approach to exclude indigenous forms of knowledge and understanding. We review the emergence of alternative or complementary approaches which strive to integrate qualitative and quantitative methodologies and emphasise a return to human experience and a deeper eco-social and cultural understanding of the refugee experience. One such methodology, interpretative phenomenological analysis is described in greater detail. We then extend our chapter to examine some of the ethical issues which emerge in refugee-related research. This section locates the research enterprise within the broader socio-political context of engaged research. Researching refugee - Ethical issue - Methodological issue - Cultural understanding - Interpretative Phenomenology - Socio-political context of research - Sudanese refugee - Mental health
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Researching refugee, Ethical issue, Methodological issue, Cultural understanding, Interpretative Phenomenology, Socio-political context of research, Sudanese refugee, Mental health|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Springer|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher|
|Deposited On:||03 Apr 2009 08:02|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:37|
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