Researcher reflexivity in ethnographic research

Mirja Köngäs, Kaarina Määttä

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus lehdessä tai erikoisnumeron toimittaminenArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


It has always been desired to describe and understand the reality of human life and its various elements. When the ethnographic research approach is combined with reflexivity, the ability to see a different reality is more possible. In this article, we look at what reflexivity means in an ethnographer’s work, as well as its requirements and challenges. In the conclusions, we present the circle of reflexivity to outline the nature of reflexivity as well as the course of the research process and the choices made in it. By adopting a reflexive way of interpreting, the researcher can find the authentic special features of the research field and objects freed from the shackles of their own ingrained ways of thinking. The benefits of reflexivity are not limited to research processes but overlap over the course of the life cycle, so research on the benefits of reflexivity for the development of people’s lifelong well-being would be welcome.
JulkaisuEducation Sciences and Psychology
TilaJulkaistu - 31 jouluk. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli


  • reflexivity
  • ethnography
  • Context


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