Workshop | Bias

Identification of biases early on has always been a major consideration of my research. As part of my approach to sound research methodology,  I have tested and analysed  the quality of my interview practise and identified potential researcher biases within my questions and interview techniques. The first pilot study in LA provided detailed outcomes which enabled me to plan in procedures so that the second phase of interviews resulted in solid responses lacking in over familiarity during the meetings. As part of the methods of intent PhD training I undertook a workshop in bias, examining techniques and protocols that would strengthen research. Exploring  rigorous management we set out to examine the major challenges for qualitative researchers thinking about planning, data generation which led me to address the assessment of further potential researcher biases especially as an investigator who has a strong affinity for the participants I am studying and being a member of the population itself.