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Equal parts researcher and advocate: having an impact in hard-to-reach communities

Zawacki, Sarah G (2017) Equal parts researcher and advocate: having an impact in hard-to-reach communities. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Mar 2017). Website.

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Conducting fieldwork in hard-to-reach communities can pose significant challenges. Sarah G. Zawacki‘s research focuses on health in Roma migrant communities and to overcome participants’ initial wariness and mistrust she constructed a data collection strategy in which she was as much a community advocate as a researcher. It is through such active involvement with hard-to-reach communities, and by placing their impressions and experiences in a wider sociocultural context, that research studies can derive most value and afford a depth of understanding of their participants not possible through interviews alone.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 23:45

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