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1. Directed back on itself.
2. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being a verb having an identical subject and direct object, as dressed in the sentence She dressed herself.
b. Of, relating to, or being the pronoun used as the direct object of a reflexive verb, as herself in She dressed herself.
3. Of or relating to a reflex.
4. Elicited automatically; spontaneous: "a bid for ... reflexive left-wing approval" (Marshall Delaney).
n. Grammar
A reflexive verb or pronoun. See Usage Note at myself.

re·flex′ive·ly adv.
re·flex′ive·ness, re′flex·iv′i·ty (rē′flĕk-sĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reflexivity - the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent
coreference - the grammatical relation between two words that have a common referent
2.reflexivity - (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
logical relation - a relation between propositions
mathematical relation - a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)
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As reflexivity was mentioned by a considerable number of authors as something that should be looked at when one is assessing the quality of these studies, in the next topic we will examine the meaning of reflexivity and its importance for qualitative research in general.
In return, team members feel obliged to reciprocate through engaging in task reflexivity to achieve collective goals (Graen & Uhl-Bien, 1995), and they feel psychologically safe when engaging in risky behavior, such as voicing their thoughts.
In the context of phenomenologically informed research, committing sociology involves carefully navigating the dilemmas associated with a scholar-activist identity by engaging in the practice of reflexivity and bracketing.
By combining Archer's (2010) morphogenic approach and her discussion of the internal conversation with Donati's relational sociology generally and his discussion of relational reflexivity more specifically, Weaver is able to examine how desistance is co-produced by individuals "in relation" through the process of reflexivity and, in doing so, is able to obtain a deeper understanding of the nuances of the lived experiences of desistance than we have perhaps been able to previously.
This article contributes to the geographical literature on reflexivity by asking what it means to take the researcher's unconscious seriously in ethnographic research, and proposes psychoanalysis as a theoretical and methodological resource for researching the unconscious dimensions of fieldwork.
This article explores how GSL qualitative researchers affect the knowledge creation process by examining approaches to ethical research, exploring a reflexive account of the enactive approach to a GSL qualitative research project in Pakistan, and dismissing the elements, implications, and limitations of reflexivity.
As our study progressed, we quickly determined that reflexivity should also serve as a sensitizing construct and added it as a component of our analytic framework.
Reflexivity in Qualitative Social Research: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice with Alvin Gouldner's Reflexive Sociology
We believe these propositions reflect a narrow and oversimplified definition of reflexivity * and what it means to be a reflective researcher in the context of PHIR.