Researcher Subjectivity in Qualitative Inquiry: Making Social Research Complex, Ethical, and Accessible

The goal of this workshop is to examine the utility and importance of researcher subjectivity in qualitative inquiry and social research, and to show how subjectivity can make more complex and accessible social research possible.

We will examine the history and state of researcher subjectivity in qualitative inquiry, outline the purposes and practices of including the researcher’s subjectivity in social research, and identify ethical issues tied to using subjectivity in our studies. We will conclude by discussing nuanced ways to evaluate texts that use the researcher’s subjectivity.

Ample time will be provided for participants’ questions about and experiences with including subjectivity in research.