Researcher Positionality: The effect of revealing my story to my research participants in a narrative based study

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This presentation reflects some insights into my research study at the time where I was beginning to (actually) use my methodological approach.

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Researcher Positionality: The effect of revealing my story to my research participants in a narrative based study

  1. 1. Researcher Positionality: The effectsof revealing my story to my researchparticipants in a narrative based studyEljee Javier (PhD Student)LTE Student Conference Day 3rd June 2011
  2. 2. Looking back…
  3. 3. “Yeah, and so the ELSA “I teach in the multi-levelclass is to teach them class, so I have levels 1, 2grammar, English and 3...and it can be quitegrammar, and y’know, the challenging at timesusual, like speaking, because within each levellistening, reading, writing also have a degree ofbut then you also can teach proficiency...so I can havethem theme things like a low 1 or a high 1 - Ishopping...” mean, y’know what it’s like!”(Excerpt from interview transcripts, MSc assignments 2010)
  4. 4. “But other people don’t influence me at all. I think ofmyself as a native speaker and thats that. Their ideaof a native speaker may include someone who wasborn where English is commonly used in everyday life -someone like yourself - and was brought up in anpredominantly English speaking country - someone likeme!”(Excerpt from MA TESOL dissertation, 2007)
  5. 5. Presented at CIRN Conference: Narrative Matters 2010
  6. 6. …and moving forward.
  7. 7. Thank youwww.eljeejavier.com

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