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Publication Detail
Understanding, embracing and reflecting upon the messiness of doctoral fieldwork
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Naveed A, Sakata N, Kefallinou A, Young S, Anand K
  • Publication date:
    13/07/2017
  • Pagination:
    1, 20
  • Journal:
    Compare
  • Status:
    Accepted
  • Print ISSN:
    0305-7925
Abstract
© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This Forum issue discusses the centrality of the fieldwork in doctoral research. The inevitability of researchers’ influence and of their values apparent during and after their fieldwork calls for a high degree of reflexivity. Since the standard methodology textbooks do not sufficiently guide on addressing such challenges, doctoral researchers go through stressful phases, at times revising various decisions they made before starting fieldwork. By drawing upon four case studies from varied contexts, this forum highlights some of these challenges including: going beyond signing the consent form and building rapport to elicit student voices; the ethical implications of White privilege of researchers turning consent into an obligatory contract with participants; unanticipated delays in the fieldwork opening up new possibilities; and tensions resulting from negotiating between insider and outsider identities while researching in two hostile contexts.
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