Ten tips for reflexive bracketing
Journal/Book: Qual Health Res. 1999; 9: 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA. Sage Publications Inc. 407-411.
Abstract: Despite the realization that total objectivity is neither achievable nor necessarily desirable in qualitative research, researchers often are required to put aside assumptions so that the true experiences of respondents are reflected in the analysis and reporting of research. In many qualitative publications and conference presentations, researchers report that they have attempted this process, but the means by which this attempt was made often are not explicated. Lit this article, the author provides guidance to help qualitative researchers use reflexivity to identify areas of potential bias and to ''bracket'' them so their influence on the research process is minimal.
Note: Article Ahern KJ, Edith Cowan Univ, Churchlands, WA 6018, AUSTRALIA
Keyword(s): NURSING RESEARCH