Researching under fire: Political science and researcher trauma

Cyanne Loyle, Alicia Simoni

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Abstract

Despite dynamic discussions of research methods within political science, there has been comparatively scarce attention paid to the possibility and effect of research-related trauma - the trauma experienced by individuals working on issues and data related to violence and death. There are many activities within the field of political science that put members of the profession directly at risk for this form of trauma. In this article, we draw attention to the possible risks of research-related trauma for scholars, graduate students, and research team members, and offer some recommendations for best practices in what can be a challenging discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Researching under fire : Political science and researcher trauma. / Loyle, Cyanne; Simoni, Alicia.

In: PS - Political Science and Politics, Vol. 50, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 141-145.

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