This edited collection explores issues that arise when researching "hard-to-reach" groups and those who remain socially excluded and marginalized in society, such as access, the use of gatekeepers, ethical dilemmas, "voice," and how such research contributes to issues of inclusion and social justice. The book uses a wide range of empirical and theoretical approaches to examine the difficulties, dilemmas and complexities surrounding research methodologies with particular groups. It emphasizes the importance of national and international perspectives in such discussions, and suggests innovative methodological procedures.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Researching Marginalised Groups: Complexities and Dilemmas Kalwant Bhopal and Ross Deuchar Section 1: Researching the Marginalised: Ethics, Access and Voice 1. "Lost in a Mountain": A Case Study of Research Tensions in a Chuj Maya Town Alexandra Allweiss 2. Extremism, Community and Stigma: Researching the Far-Right and Radical Islam in Their Context Gavin Bailey 3. The Challenges and Agony of Researchers in a Diverse Marginalised Context Soula Mitakidou, Panagiota Karagianni and Evangelina Tressou 4. "You Study People…That’s Ugly!": The Implications of Ethnographic Deceptions for the Ethnographer’s Ethics Tiago Neves and Carla Malafaia 5. Dilemmas, Deception and Ethical Decision-Making: Insights from a Transatlantic Ethnographer Ross Deuchar 6. Examining and Exploring Issues of Power and Ethics in Researching Marginalised Youth: The Dilemmas of the Practitioner Researcher Joan G. Mowat 7. "Educated to Be Normal": Listening to Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnoses Kari Gustafson Section 2: Difficulties and Dilemmas of Researching Marginalised Groups: Researcher Positionality and Reflexivity 8. Immigrant Stories: The How, When and Where of Representation Stacey J. Lee 9. Exploring the Lives of Young Male Migrants Through a Participatory Methodology: A Case Study of Poles in Britain Daria Tkacz and Derek McGhee 10. Positionality, Symbolic Violence and Reflexivity: Researching the Educational Strategies of Marginalised Groups Emiliano Grimaldi, Roberto Serpieri and Emanuela Spanò 11. A Systematic Review of Current Data Collection Techniques Used to Enhance the Involvement of "Hard-to-Reach" Adolescents in Research Studies Myra Taylor, Julie Ann Pooley and Georgia Carragher 12. "Revealing Too Much?": Reflecting on Emotions in Research with South Asian Women Shaminder Takhar Section 3: Towards a Theoretical Understanding of Researching Marginalised Groups 13. From Research to Transformative Action: Interpreting Research Critically Theresa Austin, Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, Rachel Grant, Shelley Wong, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Ilham Nasser and Yuri Kumagai 14. "Hard-to-Reach" Groups in the Context of Arts and Social Sciences Research: Using Interchangeable Qualitative Methods as a Means of Understanding Identity Kate Hatton 15. Researching Gypsies and Their Neighbours: The Utility of the Stranger Martin Myers 16. Institutional Power and the IRB: Saving Souls or Silencing the Other in International Field Work Steven Locke, Carlos Ovando and Carmen Montecinos 17. Rethinking Methodological Nationalism in Migration Research: Towards Participant Learning in Ethnography Lena Nare and Peter Holley 18. The Challenge of Researching Neo-Nazis Struggling to Leave the White Power Movement Tina Wilchen Christensen 19. Conclusions Ross Deuchar and Kalwant Bhopal
Kalwant Bhopal is Reader in Education at the University of Southampton.
Ross Deuchar is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the West of Scotland.