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dc.contributor.authorWhiting, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorPetty, Julia
dc.contributor.authorLittlechild, Brian
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-20T09:45:02Z
dc.date.available2021-09-20T09:45:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-16
dc.identifier.citationWhiting , L , Petty , J , Littlechild , B & Rogers , S 2021 , ' Undertaking pre-pilot work to gain an empathetic insight into the participant perspective ' , Nurse Researcher . https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2021.e1804
dc.identifier.issn1351-5578
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3639-2881/work/100505993
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-0516-7929/work/100505995
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85122546192
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/25061
dc.description© RCN Publishing Company Limited 2021. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence (see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
dc.description.abstractBackground: Being an empathetic researcher can be crucial in terms of understanding the participant perspective. However, whilst the need for empathy is recognised within a qualitative interview research context, there is less acknowledgement of its value with other data collection methods. In addition, researchers can face a range of challenges when the data collection instruments and approaches are new to them. The value of researchers acting as participants when undertaking pre-pilot work (in this case, with RealCare simulation dolls) should not be under-estimated. Aim: To provide a reflexive account of the personal preparatory pre-pilot work undertaken by the authors prior to their main study. Discussion: Pre-pilot work that involves the researcher as a participant can facilitate an empathetic insight into the participant perspective, thus enabling the refinement and strengthening of the main study. Conclusions: Incorporating appropriate pre-pilot work that facilitates personal training and learning into research planning has a recognised time commitment; however, this can pay dividends in terms of the insight and understanding gained for the refinement of the proposed study. Personal preparation, as well as the use of a reflexive approach, has the potential to strengthen rigour and assist research planning and data collection. Implications for practice: Experienced researchers can return to a novice status when exposed to different data collection tools or methods. Pre-pilot work enables a greater insight to be gained as well as a deeper appreciation of the participant perspective.en
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dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectPre-pilot work; empathetic research; reflexivity; participant perspectives
dc.titleUndertaking pre-pilot work to gain an empathetic insight into the participant perspectiveen
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Nursing, Health and Wellbeing
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionCommunities, Young People and Family Lives
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
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dcterms.dateAccepted2021-09-16
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