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Researcher Reflexivity

  1. Sue Starfield

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1011

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Starfield, S. 2012. Researcher Reflexivity. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


At a recent conference on discourse, one of the keynote speakers remarked during her presentation that the reviewer of a paper she had submitted for publication in an academic journal had asked for “more reflexivity.” What could this throwaway comment have meant? This entry aims to help readers think about what researcher reflexivity might mean and what the reviewer might have had in mind.


  • culture;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • identity;
  • writing