Exploring embodied and located experience: Memory Work as a method for drug research.

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Anderson, Katie and McGrath, L. 2014. Exploring embodied and located experience: Memory Work as a method for drug research. International Journal of Drug Policy. 25 (6), pp. 1135-1138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.08.008
AuthorsAnderson, Katie and McGrath, L.
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• Memory Work involves the production of specific, detailed memories which are then discussed as a group. The advantages of this method for researching drug experiences are discussed.
•The process is participant-led, as participants write their memories, and take part in the analysis.
• Memories are particularly rich in the detail of embodied, situated experiences.
• The combination of the written memories and participant reflections and sense making in the discussion creates a particularly rich data set.
• Disadvantages include the level of literacy, and commitment to the process, needed by participants.

KeywordsMemory Work; Embodiment; Drug experiences
JournalInternational Journal of Drug Policy
Journal citation25 (6), pp. 1135-1138
Year2014
PublisherElsevier
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.08.008
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Deposited17 Sep 2015
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