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Cluster 20: Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society

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Positionality, Social Identities, & Research

Positionality in research refers to how our identities and experiences not only influence the choices we make in the research process but also how those factors shape the way others see us and give us power and/or insight in a specific research context. This dynamic of perception, experience and power, has a profound impact on us as we do research.  This resource introduces learners to the significance of positionality in research and helps them identify ways to remain aware of their positionality throughout the research process.