The authors present a qualitative analysis of a process by which a research team of counselors-in-training confronted their heterosexist biases while investigating heterosexual attitudes toward sexual minorities. Members of the research team discovered that it was essential to reflect on and evaluate their attitudes, assumptions, and biases before they could conduct scientific research about affirmative attitudes toward lesbian, gay male, and bisexual male and female individuals. Self-reflective narratives written by each research team member were analyzed using consensual qualitative research methodology. Results yielded 10 general categories or themes. Implications for counseling theory, training, and future research are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Counselor Education and Supervision|
|State||Published - Mar 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology