Sensitive Research Methodology and Approach: An Introduction

  • Pranee LiamputtongEmail author
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The goal of research is “that of discerning and uncovering the actual facts of [people]’ lives and experience, facts that have been hidden, inaccessible, suppressed, distorted, misunderstood, ignored” (Bergen 1993; Bergen 1996, p. 200).


Sensitive research Vulnerable people Marginalized people Hard-to-reach people Hidden populations Sensitive topics Elites Experts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Science and HealthWestern Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia

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