Conducting research with vulnerable populations: The case study by proxy method

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Abstract / Description of output

It can be difficult for researchers to access research participants from vulnerable populations. Focusing on the single victim interviewee recruited for my human trafficking-related research, this paper will examine the method employed to conduct research with her, which I term case study by proxy: a new hybrid qualitative methodological approach combining elements of the case study and interview by proxy methods. This may prove to be a valuable methodological tool for researchers studying vulnerable populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Social Work Research
Early online date7 Sept 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Sept 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • human trafficking
  • vulnerability
  • qualitative research
  • case study
  • interviews


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