Ajebon, Mildred Oiza, Astorga de Ita, Diego and Kwong, Yim Ming Connie (2021) Introduction: Postgraduate Experiences of the Field. In: Navigating the Field. . Springer, Cham, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-3-030-68112-8 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68113-5_1.

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Abstract

Fieldwork is a central part of the research process and navigating ‘the field’ can be challenging for researchers, especially for postgraduate students with limited experience. This volume is not a recipe book for conducting fieldwork or social research, rather it presents critical reflections on a range of conceptual, methodological and practical issues permeating the social research process. Whilst there are general perspectives from institutions and academic disciplines on how the field may be conceptualised and what doing fieldwork may involve, this chapter emphasises the need to acknowledge the fluid, ever evolving and interlocking nature of the postgraduate fieldwork research process. It also stresses a need to project the voices of early career researchers which remain under-represented in the academic literature on the subject matter of fieldwork. These voices are both celebrating endeavours in the field and admitting difficulties and messiness. It challenges the traditional conception that these open and honest reflections are ‘feminine’ or ‘weak’.

Document Type: Book chapter
Programme Area (enter as: PA1/PA2/PA3/PA4/PA5): PA4
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Deliberation, Valuation and Sustainability
Affiliations > Not ZMT
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68113-5_1
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 15:05
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 15:05
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/4599

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