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Fieldwork for Social Research

Fieldwork for Social Research
A Student's Guide

December 2023 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The book has complete coverage of the fieldwork research process; how to understand and do. With extensive learning features throughout, it will help students to delve into fieldwork within social research in much greater detail. 

A step-by-step introduction to successful fieldwork, this guide will help you to plan, design, conduct, and share your research. Packed with practical tools and real-world examples, it includes:

·       Field tested checklists for each stage of your research,

·       A glossary with key, highlighted terms

·       Postcards from fieldwork experts providing global case studies

·       Further reading that expands social theory into applied research,

·       Advice on effective virtual research within digital and hybrid settings as well face-to face fieldwork.

Clear, pragmatic, and multidisciplinary this is the perfect book to open your eyes, ears, and minds to the world of fieldwork.

Richard Phillips is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield.

Jennifer Johns is a Professor of Management at the University of Bristol.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Fieldwork and the Field
Chapter 3: Curiosity and Research Design
Part II: Critical Fieldwork
Chapter 4: Working Together
Chapter 5: Ethical Fieldwork
Chapter 6: Decolonising Fieldwork
Part III: Methods in Context
Chapter 7: Interviews and Conversations
Chapter 8: Participant Observation, Participatory Fieldwork
Chapter 9: Visual Fieldwork
Chapter 10: Digital Fieldwork
Chapter 11: Social Media for Fieldwork
Chapter 12: Multisensory and Embodied Fieldwork
Chapter 13: Exploring with Secondary Sources
Chapter 14: Understanding and Handling Data
Chapter 15: Takeaways - for Work and Life

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