Conclusion: showing inspiring qualitative research? Over to readers

van Luyn, Ariella, and Gair, Susan (2017) Conclusion: showing inspiring qualitative research? Over to readers. In: Gair, Susan, and van Luyn, Ariella, (eds.) Sharing Qualitative Research: showing lived experience and community narratives. Routledge Advances in Research Methods, 21 . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, pp. 271-274.

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[Extract] As the chapter authors in this collection have demonstrated so inspiringly, whether qualitative researchers used recorded narratives, digital spaces, poetry, photography, performance or fiction, their focus is on gathering rich narratives framed in the narrative owners' meanings. Using arts- based, narrative and participatory processes, this collection features transmission of inspiring life stories; authentic, reflective exploration; community engagement, empathic researcher relationships and transformative social justice aspirations. This collection invites researchers and readers into a shared space where proactive methods demonstrate ways to advance engagement using creative research methods and with diverse communities. Contemporary qualitative researchers, as noted earlier, need to engage in a – sometimes paradoxical – double act of attempting to amplify everyday narratives in an authentic manner, while at the same time understanding and revealing to the reader their own role in gathering, interpreting and representing these stories. As noted by Pepper and Wildy (2009, p. 21), most often qualitative researchers deliberately use 'active, first-person voice to explicate the participant's perspective' while deliberately drawing attention to the highly subjective and interpretive nature of their own constructions. It is these multiple narratives that are aimed at readers. However, 'the way writers explicitly bring readers into their texts . . . have generally received less attention' (Hyland, 2001, p. 550).

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