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Qualitative and Digital Research in Times of Crisis: Methods, Reflexivity, and Ethics

Helen Kara and Su-Ming Khoo


The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic presented opportunities to engage in collective reflection about doing research in a continuing and unfolding global public health crisis. Focusing on qualitative and digital methods and taking “crisis” as a turning point for reflection, reflexivity and positionality in research methods and ethics, this volume particularly explores qualitative, arts-based and digital methods, while reflecting on researching in “fast” and “slow”, recurring and longer-term crises. The volume’s 15 chapters draw on experiences and reflections of 33 researchers doing diverse research amid ... More

Keywords: research methods, crisis, qualitative methods, digital methods, arts-based research methods, reflexivity, ethics

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447363798
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447363798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Kara, editor

Su-Ming Khoo, editor
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Su-ming Khoo and Helen Kara

Part I Reflexivity and ethics

Part II Arts-based approaches

4 The arts of making-sense in uncertain times: arts-based research and autoethnography

Deborah Green, Amanda Levey, Bettina Evans, Wendy Lawson, and Kathrin Marks

Part III Digital methods

8 The ethical implications of using digital traces: studying explainability and trust during a pandemic

Natasha Dwyer, Hector Miller-Bakewell, Tessa Darbyshire, Anirban Basu, and Steve Marsh

11 Researching older Vietnam-born migrants at a distance: the role of digital kinning

Hien Thi Nguyen, Loretta Baldassar, Raelene Wilding, and Lukasz Krzyzowski

Part IV Recurring and longer-term crises


Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo

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