To lean in means to press forward or to move toward something. Leaning in is a deliberate way to approach something whether it is a strong wind or a new skill. Leaning in describes my stance toward autoethnography. I am making a step forward to understand what autoethnography is and how I might be able to use it in my personal research agenda. In reviewing the various approaches to autoethnography, I have found that Autoethnography as Method by Heewon Chang offers a comfortable entry point. Her methodical approach and practical guidelines for doing autoethnography are appealing and useful in creating a balance of reflection, analysis, and interpretation.
Autoethnography, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography, Triad
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Snyder, M. M. (2015). Leaning Into Autoethnography: A Review of Heewon Chang’s Autoethnography As Method. The Qualitative Report, 20(2), 93-96. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol20/iss2/9