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Surviving field research : working in violent and difficult situations

Author: Chandra Lekha Sriram
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text guides researchers in conducting research in situations of violent conflict or human rights abuses. It informs the reader of the ongoing debates about responsible scholarship and explains how to identify and address challenges in conducting qualitative research in difficult circumstances.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chandra Lekha Sriram
ISBN: 9780415489348 0415489342 9780415489355 0415489350 9780203875278 0203875273
OCLC Number: 297145916
Description: xi, 262 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : surviving research / Julie Mertus --
Demystifying field research / John C. King --
Exceeding scholarly responsibility : IRBs and political constraints / Judy Hemming --
Methods and ethics with research teams and NGOs : comparing experiences across the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo / Elizabeth Levy Paluck --
Maintenance of standards of protection during writeup and publication / Chandra Lekha Sriram --
Got trust? : the challenge of gaining access in conflict zones / Julie Norman --
From cell phones to coffee : issues of access in Egypt / Courtney Radsch --
"That is not what we authorised you to do" : access and government interference in highly politicised research environments / Susan Thomson --
Researching repellent groups : some methodological considerations on how to represent militants, radicals, and other belligerents / Carolyn Gallaher --
Interpreting truth and lies in stories of conflict and violence / Lee Ann Fujii --
Maintenance of personal security : ethical and operational issues / Julie Mertus --
Impact on research of security seeking behaviour / Amy Ross --
Fieldwork, objectivity, and the academic enterprise / Marie-Joëlle Zahar --
Dilemmas of self-representation and conduct in the field / Stephen Brown --
There and back : surviving research in violent and difficult situations / Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman.
Responsibility: edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram [and others].

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How do we gain authentic information and generate credible knowledge from research in difficult places and from difficult audiences? Can we do this? Are there practical solutions to the challenges  Read more...

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