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Emotions and the role of reflexivity in qualitative research


The aim of this training session is to explore the role of the researcher and more specifically, the researcher’s emotions within the process of qualitative research.


Workshop content:

Emotions are a fundamental part of how we live in and experience the world around us, and both, researchers and participants have emotions and feel emotional responses throughout the research process, even if they are sometimes difficult to acknowledge, express, capture and process (that is recognise, name, accept and then potentially act on).

This training event draws on embodied and creative techniques to focus on the presence of emotions in research and to present practical strategies for practising reflexivity – how we can attend to and become aware of them in ourselves as researchers and in our participants, how we can hold emotional space for ourselves and our participants to express emotions safely, how we can capture the emotional resonance created in research, again in ourselves and in our participants, and how we can process the emotions we feel directly, and as a result of our participants’ experiences.



Workshop delivery:

Nicole uses a virtual learning environment to support and enhance collaboration, learning, teaching and research. It allows Nicole to share and manage resources, to enable communication and group work and to foster collaborative learning. Nicole offers interactive, facilitated courses via Zoom or in person often delivered in collaboration with partners.


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