Being a qualitative researcher involves, mainly, assuming the subjective dimension of the research process. This article reflects the process through which I am going through as a junior qualitative researcher within the educative field. If we are immersed in social or humanistic knowledge construction as researchers, we are part of a complex process of relations, we influence and we are influenced, as well. It is an ethical assumption which implies taking responsibility. In this article, I try to reveal how I dealt with my explicit and implicit subjectivity, developing self-reflexivity strategies that allowed me to expand the understanding of the phenomenon.


Self-Reflexivity, Implicit and Explicit Subjectivity, Qualitative Researcher

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Lorena Cruz, PhD is financed by CONICET Argentina post-doctoral fellowship. Member of Science Education Research Institution (ICE) at the National University of Cuyo, Argentine. She took her first steps as a qualitative researcher within the educative field at the University of Barcelona and at the University of Utrecht. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Lorena Cruz at lorenacruzgarcette@gmail.com.

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