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How close before you burn? Questions of ethics and distance in researching crisis and unrest

Vradis, Antonis (2014) How close before you burn? Questions of ethics and distance in researching crisis and unrest. Field Research Method Lab Blog (02 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Researchers examining urban riots or unrest constantly face questions about the motivations behind and impact of their work. These questions verge on the existential, because questioning a research topic essentially interrogates researchers’ role and existence as social scientists. With reference to two project examples from Athens, Greece, the author attempts to show how he has so far tried to grapple with such questions. Researching closely and drawing conclusions from distance: this has been a personal model of adjustable distance to the author’s research subjects, a strategy that seem to have somehow worked for the time being, writes Antonis Vradis.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/fieldresearch/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Field Research Method Lab Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80699

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