Adopting an auto-ethnographic lens will be a very interesting methodology to use in this subject and for the final project. As a young, Anglo-European woman coming from a middle-class life in South-East Queensland, I understand that my voice is one of the ones more commonly adopted and perpetuated in the media. Reading the text by Ellis et al, they highlighted that this privileged worldview and mindset will impact how I view and interact with certain elements of my research. Hence, it is critical that I acknowledge my cultural background in order to see how this affects my view of other phenomena. The notion of autoethnographic research being a reflexive process and also a product (rather than simply producing the latter through a more subjective and quantitative method) will be an interesting shift in the way I view research in the coming semester.
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