Researching Sensitive Topics, Emotion Work and the Qualitative Researcher: Interviewing bereaved Victims of Crime

Hawkins Press
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Qualiative Criminology: Stories from the Field, 2011, 1, pp. 83 - 94
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This chapter contributes to an emerging literature on the researcher's emotion work in qualitiatve criminological research through an analysis and evaluation of the writer's fieldwork experiences interviewing bereaved victims of crime. The findings reveal that emotions and emotion work were integral to the study: the 'sensitive' nature of the research area, the collection and analysis of the data and the epistemological significance of researcher's experiences.
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