Marilys Guillemin

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Visual methodologies are becoming more evident in social research. These methodologies encompass media such as film, video, still photography, electronic visual media, and material artifacts. In this article, the author examines the use of drawings as a research tool used as an adjunct to other social research methods. Using examples from two studies, she(More)
With recent progress in the identification of genes for deafness, it is highly likely that genetic testing, including pre-natal testing, for deafness will become more widely available. In a context where there are concerns about pre-natal testing, and where many in the Deaf community contest the understanding of deafness as a disability, it is important to(More)
OBJECTIVES Workers' exposure to diesel exhaust in a bus depot, a truck repair workshop and an underground tunnel was determined by the measuring of elemental carbon (EC) and 15 carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) proposed by the US Department of Health and Human Services/National Toxicology Program (NTP). Based on these concentration data, the(More)
Qualitative research is largely dependent on building good interpersonal relations between researcher and participant. This is necessary for generating rich data, while at the same time ensuring respect is maintained between researcher and participant. We argue for a better understanding of researcher-participant relations in research practice. Codes of(More)
Within the social sciences there has been an increased interest in the senses. Much of this work has focused on ethnographic methods and has concentrated on research about the senses. In this article we focus on interviews and examine the value of expanded interviewing strategies that use the senses as access points. We argue that a sensory awareness can(More)
Considerable time and resources are invested in the ethics review process. We present qualitative data on how human research ethics committee members and health researchers perceive the role and function of the committee. The findings are based on interviews with 34 Australian ethics committee members and 54 health researchers. Although all participants(More)
Feminist critiques of menopause have been beneficial in opening up important public health debates around menopause. One of the most contentious public health issues concerns the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for the prevention of osteoporosis, heart disease and, more recently, Alzheimer's disease, in postmenopausal women. For preventive(More)
This article examines how women with reported heart disease experience and understand their condition. The participants comprised 32 women, aged 49-54 years, from the mid-age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health who self-reported to have heart disease. Following individual interviews, each participant was asked to draw her heart(More)
There is little empirical evidence about what resources health researchers use in order to make decisions about the ethical conduct of human research. Undertaking an empirical examination of how researchers understand research ethics and how they address ethical issues in research practice can lead to a richer understanding of how researchers approach(More)