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The epistemological requirements and challenges of doing field research ‘at home’

Mudunga, Francine (2021) The epistemological requirements and challenges of doing field research ‘at home’. Africa at LSE (20 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

There is a tension between a researcher’s passion for their subject and the scholarly detachment one needs to study the topic in an academically valid way. This tension is intensified for researchers and research assistants living in their own research area. Local roots provide a certain credibility and facilitate the establishment of trusting connections with participants, but the same roots can bring challenges, where biases in the research process may need to be overcome by working as part of a larger team.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 13:36
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2021 13:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112235

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