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Doing autoethnographic drugs research: Some notes from the field.

Wakeman, S (2021) Doing autoethnographic drugs research: Some notes from the field. International Journal of Drug Policy. ISSN 0955-3959

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This article is concerned with the processes of doing research with people who use drugs, as someone who has a history of using drugs. It offers a brief introductory review to autoethnographic research methods and how they might be used to enhance the practice of drugs research. Through illustrative examples from the author's own experiences of researching heroin use, the article cautiously makes the case for an increased focus upon our drug-using experiences in drugs research. The positive and negative implications of this for research methods in drug studies are discussed, as well as their potential intersections with drug policy debates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 11 Medical and Health Sciences, 16 Studies in Human Society, 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Justice Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 11:02
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103504
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15819
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