Researching the researched: gender, reflexivity and actor-orientation in an experimental game

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It is rare for researchers doing fieldwork to revisit the subjects of their research to discuss their understandings and experience of the research process, but such work, which reveals the perceptions of respondents, their intentions and the meanings inherent in testimonies and observed actions, offers important insights for both the analysis of particular research projects and for wider epistemological and methodological debates. This article analyses material from interviews conducted after an experimental game, involving resource allocation within marriage, and played with couples in Eastern Uganda. It argues for more reflexive and actor-oriented methodologies and for multi-methods that combine observation with talk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-791
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Journal of Development Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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