Putting reflexivity into practice: Experiences from ethnographic fieldwork
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Blaisdell, C. (2015) Putting reflexivity into practice: Experiences from ethnographic fieldwork. Ethics and Social Welfare, 9(1), pp. 83-91.
In this paper, I discuss my use of reflexive writing during my PhD fieldwork, which was an eight month ethnographic study of one early learning and childcare setting. Going into my fieldwork, I was keen to explore how reflexivity could help me negotiate issues that arose because of my professional background as a preschool teacher. In the essay, I discuss my reasons for using reflexive writing during my fieldwork, and argue that reflexive writing exposed issues that might otherwise have remained hidden.