Session: Tuesday 8th July PM (14.15 - 15.30)

Title: Telling the Untellable: Researching Emotionally Sensitive and Challenging Topics


Ms Claire Bennett (University of Southampton)
Dr Denise Turner (University of Sussex)

Abstract Details

This session will consist of an initial presentation followed by a workshop and will focus on the challenges of researching and disseminating emotionally sensitive topics. The presenters will begin by offering examples from their experience of their doctoral research within very different but equally emotive areas and will identify common themes. The participatory workshop will then invite the audience to reflect on these themes and share their own experiences. The emphasis throughout both the presentation and workshop will be on the sequestration of certain types of emotionally challenging experience within knowledge construction and qualitative methodology.

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Presenter: Denise Turner

Telling the Untellable : Researching emotionally sensitive and challenging topics

The level of the session is: Accessible

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Start time: 14:15

Presentation title:Telling the untellable

Authors: Ms Claire Bennett (University of Southampton)
Dr Denise Turner (University of Sussex)