Multiple Perspectives on 'Researching Difference'

Lotte Bloksgaard, Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy, Helene Pristed Nielsen

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Abstract

There are no innocent categorisations to be made in research. Yet researchers are dependent on the ability to categorise and delimit: both research fields, as well as objects and subjects of research. Despite all care not to label, pathologise or stigmatise anyone or anything, we recognise that this may not always be easily avoided. We find ourselves in a ‘catch 22’ since very often we are, almost by definition, interested in our research participants precisely because they ‘belong’ to a particular category.
Original languageEnglish
JournalQualitative Studies
Volume3
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
ISSN1903-7031
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Research methodology
  • Categorisation
  • Difference
  • Sameness

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