Managing oneself in role as an insider researcher

Morgan, J 2006, 'Managing oneself in role as an insider researcher', Socio-Analysis, vol. 8, pp. 37-47.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Managing oneself in role as an insider researcher
Author(s) Morgan, J
Year 2006
Journal name Socio-Analysis
Volume number 8
Start page 37
End page 47
Total pages 10
Publisher Group Relations Australia
Abstract This article examines an issue encountered by researchers working within their own organisation. It focuses on how to deal with the emergence of dual roles as an insider researcher. Working as an insider researcher presents many challenges not the least of which is how the researcher manages themselves in role. Managing oneself in role has been the subject of extensive examination in the systems psychodynamic literature, however it has received little attention in the context of insider research. In light of the growth of insider research, it is important that this be redressed. It is hypothesised that examining the dual roles that emerge whilst conducting insider research allows the researcher to better manage themselves in role and avoid one of the major pitfalls of insider research. Organisational role analysis is discussed in terms of its usefulness as a possible means of assisting a role holder remain grounded to their research role, their colleagues and their organisation.
Subject Business and Management not elsewhere classified
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ISSN 1442-4444
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