Out of sight.. The distance between researcher and participant in the diaries technique

Journal title WELFARE E ERGONOMIA
Author/s Veronica Moretti
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/1 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 157-167 File size 388 KB
DOI 10.3280/WE2022-001012
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The present article proposes a reflection on the use of diaries technique within social research, focusing on the ambivalent relationship that is established between researcher and participant: distance and reunion. In the first part, the article focuses on the distance between researcher and participant during the content production phase. The contents/information generated become the bridge between the two parts that only in the opening phase (initial meeting) and at the end (final meeting) they find a reunion. In the second part, I will focus on the reunion, allowed through the interview. The advanced thesis that we will try to argue is that of conceiving the so-called "diarist" as a co-researcher.

Keywords: diaries; social research; distance; reunion; interview; co-researcher.

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Veronica Moretti, Lontano dagli occhi.. La distanza tra ricercatore e partecipante nella tecnica dei diari in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 1/2022, pp 157-167, DOI: 10.3280/WE2022-001012