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.
|Journal||Health and Place|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|