The purpose of this paper is to explore and reflect on my own emotions while carrying out a research process and on their effect on the research and on myself as a researcher. After a brief literature review of the ways in which researcher emotions are perceived in qualitative research in the field of social sciences, I offer a reflective account of my own experience and suggest that researcher emotions can serve both as additional data and as an analyzing tool, as well as being a factor in the professional development of researchers.
Researcher Emotions, Researcher’s Professional Development, Qualitative Research, Emotions as Data, Emotions an Annualizing Tool
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Nutov, L. (2017). Researcher Emotions as Data, a Tool and a Factor in Professional Development. The Qualitative Report, 22(12), 3260-3267. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss12/11