Using Autoethnography in Qualitative Research.

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2021     |     PP. 158-163      |     PDF (151 K)    |     Pub. Date: October 24, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/education88226    78 Downloads     3425 Views  

Author(s)

Robert Vella, Nwar’, Triq Patri Anton Debono S.J., Victoria VCT, Gozo, Malta

Abstract
This article highlights the importance of using autoethnography in qualitative research. Autoethnography is an approach in qualitative research where the researcher uses personal experiences as data to analyse, describe, understand and interpret events in her/his life to describe sociological understanding of past and present with regards a given context and/or phenomenon. In qualitative research, autoethnography can be used either as one whole data, or as partial data blended with the stories of other people to explore a particular event. The main objective of this article is to describe some scholarly justifications in autoethnography and instigate other researchers in using partially or wholly autoethnography in their research. This article was enlightened after myself have explored partial autoethnography in my PhD exploration.

Keywords
Autoethnography, Qualitative research, Social Sciences

Cite this paper
Robert Vella, Using Autoethnography in Qualitative Research. , SCIREA Journal of Education. Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2021 | PP. 158-163. 10.54647/education88226

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