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Research Focus Group Workshop: The Power of Positionality: Self-Identification in Empirical Legal Writing

4429 SSMS, Anneberg Conference Room UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

What is the impact on and influence of the researcher in law and society? Drawing in part from the author's empirical research and professional experience, this workshop will discuss a paper that investigates the benefits and burdens of positionality. Positionality is the disclosure of how an author's racial, gender, class, or other self-identifications, experiences, and privileges influence research methods. A statement of positionality in a research paper can enhance the validity of its empirical data ...