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Using a model of group psychotherapy to support social research on sensitive topics

Corden, A., Sainsbury, R. (orcid.org/0000-0002-1217-6818), Sloper, P. and Ward, B. (2005) Using a model of group psychotherapy to support social research on sensitive topics. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. pp. 151-60. ISSN 1364-5579

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This article describes the exploratory use of professional therapeutic support by social researchers working on a sensitive topic. Talking to recently bereaved parents about the financial implications of their child's death was expected to be demanding work, and the research design included access to an independent psychotherapeutic service. Using this kind of professional support is rare within the general social research community, and it is useful to reflect on the process. There are likely to be implications for collection and interpretation of data, research output and the role and experience of the therapist. Here, the primary focus is the potential impact on researcher well-being.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd. The International Journal of Social Research Methodology is available online at: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/ Open URL link to the article: http://www.journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/1364557032000119571
Keywords: psycotherapeutic support,researcher well-being,sensitive topics,professional support,research output,interpretatioin of data
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy Research Unit (York)
Depositing User: R Pitman
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2016 14:31
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1364557032000119571
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1643

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