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The role of reflexivity and ethics in the context of autism studies

Milton, Damian (2010) The role of reflexivity and ethics in the context of autism studies. The University of Birmingham. (Unpublished) (KAR id:62723)

Abstract

Traditionally social research has been dominated by the methodology of the ‘hard’ sciences in the pursuit of generalisable social ‘facts’ (Durkheim, 1895), yet in more recent decades, the dominance of the Positivist model of research has diminished (Scott and Usher, 1996, 1999), leading to concerns regarding the ‘situatedness’ of social researchers as producers of knowledge and as implicated in a relationship of power with their participants. This essay outlines the ethical issues of positionality and reflexivity in research, highlighting how positionality is of the utmost importance with regards to my own research context: the ideology and practices involved in the education of people diagnosed as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Ethics, Reflexivity
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 16:36 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62723 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Milton, Damian: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-6194
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