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PEREZ-TARRES, Alicia; ESPINOSA, Leonor María Cantera; SANTOS, Karine David Andrade  and  SILVA, Joilson Pereira da. Methodological Considerations for Sensitive Research on Qualitative Methodology. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.spe2, e225746.  Epub Nov 14, 2019. ISSN 1414-9893.

Some authors study and recognize the emotional difficulty, on the part of those who participate in scientific research, of reliving and telling stories when these occur in contexts of violence in any environment (school, couple, work, etc.). The present work exposes the methodological difficulties that arose in the framework of a qualitative research on workplace violence in two countries, Brazil and Spain. The aim of this article is to offer the scientific and political community a set of methodological strategies for overcoming the obstacles that appear in carrying out research on sensitive subjects. The conclusions of this work indicate that it is necessary to review the methodological practices that are carried out during the design and implementation of the study, as this may avoid harm to participants and researchers.

Keywords : Intervention techniques; In-depth interview; Methodological strategies; Research ethics.

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