Insider-outsider perspectives of participant observation
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Insider-outsider perspectives of participant observation

Ann Bonner Lecturer and Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Western Sydney and Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Gerda Tolhurst Manager, Nursing Professional Develop Unit, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia

Ann Bonner and Gerda Tolhurst provide personal accounts of their experiences in conducting research involving participant observation. Issues discussed include the advantages and disadvantages of nurse researchers as insiders and outsiders. Also considered are strategies used to overcome both researcher effect and participant response to the researcher

Nurse Researcher. 9, 4, 7-19. doi: 10.7748/nr2002.07.9.4.7.c6194

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