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J Qual Res Health Sci 2016, 5(2): 202-210 Back to browse issues page
Theoretical Reflexivity in Qualitative Research
Safoura Dorri , Sara Dorri
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Introduction: Theoretical reflexivity is a concept that has been widely accepted in health research and most researchers have acknowledged the importance of reflexivity in the clarity and increased accuracy of qualitative research. The purpose of this study was to introduce, explain the importance of, and describe reflexivity as an important characteristic of qualitative research.

Method: This research was conducted using library and internet resources without time limitation until 2015. Information was collected by searching library resources and scientific websites. Then, relevant articles were selected and their contents were extracted.

Results: There are many factors for the improvement of the quality of a qualitative study; one of these factors is reflexivity. Reflexivity is a characteristic of research that can be considered during the whole process of qualitative research and is not limited to a certain stage. It is an extensive activity in which the researcher tries to be aware of his/her ideas, attitudes, and beliefs and make their influence on his/her own research clear for him/herself and sometimes the audience. Despite the existing doubts about the ability to conduct it, almost all experts in qualitative research have emphasized its necessity in qualitative research, especially in the field of health. Creating reflexivity in qualitative research and preserving it during the development of qualitative research will increase their precision and accuracy.

Conclusion: Reflexivity can enrich qualitative research, improve their quality, and prevent the occurrence of bias. Therefore, attention to this factor is recommended in every step of qualitative research.

Keywords: Reflexivity, Qualitative research, Theoretical reflexivity, Precision
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/01/20 | Accepted: 2016/04/5 | Published: 2017/06/7
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dorri S, dorri S. Theoretical Reflexivity in Qualitative Research. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2016; 5 (2) :202-210
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