What is it about?

The purpose of this paper is to engage with challenges the authors encountered in duoethnographic inquiry, including questions about what it means to tell the truth, and the decisions the authors made about what stories to include and exclude. The focus is on the ethical challenges involved in duoethnography and the ways in which the authors chose, and or felt compelled to, overcome them. The authors provide an argument for the need of intimate, eclectic and open-ended inquiry-based research that poses questions, challenges dominant discourses and promotes a compositional methodology in which to explore lived the experience of participants.

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Why is it important?

In narrative research we are telling stories of peoples lives - how do we ethically tell these stories and how do we give justice to these stories? Collaborative research methods require creative ways of telling the stories of others.

Perspectives

This publication provides a narrative of the two authors own ethical dilemmas of how to tell ethical and truthful stories of their own and others lives.

Esther Fitzpatrick
University of Auckland

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This page is a summary of: Unearthing truths in duoethnographic method, Qualitative Research Journal, August 2016, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/qrj-07-2015-0061.
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