Feeling their stories: contemplating empathy, insider/outsider positionings, and enriching qualitative research.

@article{Gair2012FeelingTS,
  title={Feeling their stories: contemplating empathy, insider/outsider positionings, and enriching qualitative research.},
  author={Susan Gair},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={134-43}
}
Empathy is a very familiar term in the helping and caring literature. What appears to link empathy in the helping literature to the aims and goals of qualitative research and, in particular, to the argument underpinning insider/outsider debates, is a discernible common quest. That quest is to be able to hear, feel, understand, and value the stories of others and to convey that felt empathy and understanding back to the client/storyteller/participant. When relevant, the quest also includes… CONTINUE READING
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