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How to navigate research in conflict zones

Batumike Banyanga, Eric (2021) How to navigate research in conflict zones. Africa at LSE (01 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Doing research in conflict zones presents many challenges and ethical dilemmas, especially where power dynamics between local actors are tense. The simple act of being present or asking questions can create new conflicts or revive old ones, even when ethical guidelines are followed. It is therefore imperative that researchers understand the dynamics of their research settings and how to negotiate access and exit from the field, which forums for knowledge exchange between researchers could support.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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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: 26 Nov 2021 15:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:17

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