4 Identifying the researcher’s role
Carrying out practitioner research can offer a unique perspective on a research topic – because of the in-depth knowledge of the particular research context that is being explored from within – but it can have disadvantages as well as advantages. In this next section, you will begin by listening to Nicola Smith talk about her practitioner research study, conducted in two nurseries with contrasting ethnic, cultural and linguistic communities, and to her reflections on her role.
Being a practitioner researcher
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