Qualitative research in intimate settings I & II

Qualitative research on, and in, families and other types of intimate and private settings present a specific set of challenges, such as negotiating access and establishing field relations. How do researchers manage the personal, and possibly invasive, aspects of the qualitative method when studying intimate settings or relationships? How is entry to the ‘field’ granted and (re)negotiated? These sessions invite papers addressing the ethical and methodological challenges and opportunities researchers face in studying intimate settings and relationships.

Qualitative research in intimate settings I: Family and relationships. Session organizer: Maria Bangura Arvidsson, School of Social Work, Lund University, Sweden.

Qualitative research in intimate settings II: Bodies and emotions. Session organizer: Sara Eldén, Department of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden.

The sessions are scheduled as number 12 and 21.

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