This paper explores an alternative to asking questions and telling family stories from a position of authority . While researching divorce, I talk with my own family members about identity, feeling, relating, and loss and learn to gradually let go of my preconceived script for a rigid researcher role . Instead, I appreciate my vulnerabilities as a sister, daughter, and child of divorce as strengths in my research . Throughout this story, I seek questions as much as answers, and I practice relational ethics as lived through caring, compassionate relationships, which emerge and change with my participants—my family .
"Research Ethics: A Family Story,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol11/iss2/4