Being Rural in Rural Health Research

Sarah-Anne Munoz, Jane Farmer, Clare Daly

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This paper explores ways that being from a rural background might influence the health research process and why this might occur. It draws on the research experiences of three `generations¿ of rural health researchers to suggest rural background affects how researchers approach and conduct study, and how they interpret findings. Concepts of positionality, habitus, performance and `othering¿ are explored to suggest how existing sociological and philosophical ideas can explain why rural researchers possess a particular worldview that may influence their research outputs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1208
JournalHealth and Place
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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Munoz, S-A., Farmer, J., & Daly, C. (2012). Being Rural in Rural Health Research. Health and Place, 1206-1208.