Ethnography and staying in your own nest
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Ethnography and staying in your own nest

Deborah Roberts PhD candidate and Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Salford, UK

In a 2004 paper, Martin Johnson suggested that ‘too many of us study our own students for reasons that can only be explained by excessive convenience’. Here, Deborah Roberts argues that studying a group of students known to the researcher is anything but convenient. Rather, it requires careful consideration and skill. She makes a case for more researchers to study their own students.

Nurse Researcher. 14, 3, 15-24. doi: 10.7748/nr2007.

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