“This isn’t getting easier”: Valuing emotion in development research

Darryl Humble

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This paper explores the importance of ‘mess’ in development research and in particular the emotional mess of research. Through an exploration of my own research with a development education organisation, I argue that capturing and understanding emotion can lead to insights that are not only particularly revealing about the research process and the motivations of the researcher but are also highly informative about the subject area, in this case research in and for development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-85
JournalEmotion, Space and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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