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dc.contributor.authorBaird, Adamen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-27T14:00:36Z
dc.date.available2016-01-27T14:00:36Z
dc.date.issued01/05/2009en
dc.identifier.citationBaird, A. (2009) Methodological Dilemmas: Researching Violent Young Men in Medellín, Colombia. IDS Bulletin 40(3): 72-77en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/8113
dc.description.abstractThis article highlights the main methodological problems and solutions encountered while researching violent young men in the marginalised north?eastern area of Medellín, Colombia. Using ethnographic methods, the research investigated how violent behaviour may be inherited, and its relationship to masculinities and youth. It asked how violence is transmitted to young men in both domestic and social spaces, and evaluated the relationship between marginalisation and social violence. Little has been written about how researchers can access violent actors who are reluctant to come forward or tell the truth, nor the ethical issues that arise when researching violent subjects in conflict contexts. This article explains how dangers were dealt with, but also how problems of accessing violent actors were overcome, and considers the ethical dilemmas.en
dc.format.extent6en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 40 Nos. 3en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleMethodological Dilemmas: Researching Violent Young Men in Medellín, Colombiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2009.00041.xen


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