Being ostracized can be painful for most people, but for those who experience this persistently it can lead to severe levels of psychological distress. At present, there is a scarcity of qualitative research which focuses on this group of vulnerable individuals. This paper acts as a guide for the novice researcher who plans to research this population.
Ostracism, Social Rejection, Qualitative Research Methodology, Guidance
I would like to thank Dr Ian Tyndall for his support and advice in preparing this manuscript.
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Waldeck, D. (2017). Qualitative Research with Participants Suffering From Ostracism: A Practical Guide For the Novice Researcher. The Qualitative Report, 22(7), 1744-1758. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss7/1