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In this work, I reflexively outline my experiences of researching white, working class British male gym-users as an ethnographer. During my research process, I adhered to the definition of a level three ethnographic insider, articulated by Giazitzoglu and Payne (2018, forthcoming). Two broad questions guide this article. First, how did I managed to create a third-level insider position in the field, especially through my own embodiment and gym practices? Second, what can others learn from my experiences; particularly in relation to the practicalities of research ethics, data analysis and the emotional consequences of leaving a research-field where one has belonged?
Author(s): Giazitzoglu A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: The Qualitative Report
Print publication date: 20/03/2018
Online publication date: 20/03/2018
Acceptance date: 10/01/2018
Date deposited: 19/03/2018
ISSN (print): 1052-0147
ISSN (electronic): 2160-3715
Publisher: Nova Southeastern University