Dalla Lana School of Public Health PhD Candidates Dani Jacobson and Nida Mustafa have published an article entitled: “Social Identity Map: A Reflexivity Tool for Practicing Explicit Positionality in Critical Qualitative Research” in The International Journal of Qualitative Methods. The map was inspired by a CQ Core Curriculum course, “Doing Qualitative Research: Design and Data Collection,” that Jacobson took with Dr. Denise Gastaldo. The idea was further developed at a workshop Jacobson and Mustafa led at CQ’s first annual Critical Pedagogies Symposium in October 2018. The authors designed the social identity map as a tool to help qualitative researchers visualize and reflect on our positionality in more explicit ways, identifying how our social identities influence the qualitative research process. The authors were advised by CQ founder Dr. Joan Eakin.
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