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A therapeutic journey? Reflections on the effects of research on researcher and participants

Kathryn Haynes (Department of Management Studies, University of York, Heslington, UK)

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

ISSN: 1746-5648

Article publication date: 1 September 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of undertaking research on both participants and researcher.

Design/methodology/approach

Taking an auto/ethnographic approach, the paper provides a reflexive account of the impact of research on identity construction, especially in relation to the specific areas of the accounting profession and motherhood.

Findings

There are potential therapeutic effects of undertaking and participating in research.

Originality/value

The paper provides an analysis of a little considered area in qualitative research, namely the effects of the research on those involved.

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Citation

Haynes, K. (2006), "A therapeutic journey? Reflections on the effects of research on researcher and participants", Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 204-221. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465640610718798

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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