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Emotional and ethical challenges for field research in Africa : the story behind the findings

Author: Susan Thomson; An Ansoms; Judith Murison
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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Academic literature rarely gives an account of the ethical and emotional challenges the researcher is confronted with before, during and after being in the field. Nonetheless, they deserve proper attention, to help fathom the inevitable bias in the researchers' position in the field and to assess the quality of the research findings. In addition, they can show that the fȧade of 'scientific validity and neutrality'  Read more...
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Emotional and ethical challenges for field research in Africa.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(OCoLC)805016315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Thomson; An Ansoms; Judith Murison
ISBN: 9781137263759 113726375X 9781283867870 1283867877
OCLC Number: 819423147
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Why Stories Behind the Findings?; S. Thomson, A. Ansoms & J. Murison --
From Humanitarian to Anthropologist: Writing at the Margins of Ethnographic Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo; L. Jourdan --
The Contested Fruits of Research in War-Torn Countries: My Insider Experience in Northern Uganda; L. Ogora --
Dislodging Power Structures in Rural Rwanda: From 'Disaster Tourist' to 'Transfer Gate'; A. Ansoms --
Challenges of Interviewing Political Elites: A View from the Top in Post-War Burundi; J. Vorrath --
The RPF Control Everything! Fear and Rumour under Rwanda's Genocide Ideology Legislation; L. Begley --
From Scientific Research to Political Action: Working with Rural Communities in Southern Kivu; J. Van Damme --
Research as 'Social Work'? Managing Expectations, Compensation and Relationships in Research with Unassisted, Urban Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo; C. Clark-Kazak --
Nacibazo, 'No Problem': Moving Behind the Official Discourse of Post-Genocide Justice in Rwanda; Y. Bouka --
Dealing with Deceit: Fieldwork Encounters and Lies in Burundi; L.H. Berckmoes --
Academic Integrity and Ethical Responsibilities in Post-genocide Rwanda: Working with Research Ethics Boards to Prepare for Fieldwork with 'Human Subjects'; S. Thomson.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Thomson, An Ansoms, Jude Murison.

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Academic literature rarely gives an account of the ethical challenges and emotional pitfalls the researcher is confronted with before, during and after being in the field. Giving personal accounts,  Read more...

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