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fieldwork

[′fēld‚wərk]
(science and technology)
Work done, such as surveying or making geological observations, in the field.

fieldwork

research that is carried out in the field, as opposed to the laboratory, library etc. Fieldwork is the investigation of real-life situations through observation and informal or unstructured interviewing. Ingold (1989) has defined the specific character of anthropological fieldwork as ‘the search for participant understanding through longterm immersion in an initially alien setting’. See also ETHNOGRAPHY, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, CASE STUDY, INTERPRETATIVE SOCIOLOGY.
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Aspiring ornithologists can begin getting experience as early as high school by contacting local birdwatching clubs, becoming active in networks for young birdwatchers, and attending workshops to learn the basics of fieldwork.
Next, I will analyse how the field diary was composed, in terms of interactions and emotions I experienced and observed, as well as the impact of these emotions in the understanding of gender roles, whether they be my own or those of male and female patrons at the nightclubs where I conducted my fieldwork.
Experiences on fieldwork are also very influential (Christie et al.
The second chapter of this section, on fieldwork at home, is immensely more useful because it is based on the author's own experience--where being ethnographic is more eloquently conveyed.
In April 2006, we presented these papers together at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology's Conference on Sexuality and Gender in Performance, Fieldwork and Representation, University College Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
He serves as project manager for Behavioural and Market Research International and for the Centre for Leadership and Governance, and coordinates the fieldwork for the national Stone Polls.
Teacher education students self-evaluated their written report for mechanics, content, and quality with a Fieldwork Project Rubric (see self-evaluation categories identified in the translation phase).
She was admired for her ability to parlay a year of fieldwork in anthropology into the launching of a successful stage career.
The third standard of fieldwork requires the auditor to obtain sufficient "appropriate audit evidence" as further discussed in SAS No.
In some cases, the report date will still coincide with the date fieldwork is completed.
In 2002 my health began to fail for fieldwork, and I knew I'd soon have to retire from my job as the ARBT coordinator.
Maultsby for a college-level introduction perfect for classroom text use or library reference, you can't go wrong with African American Music: An Introduction--it gathers thirty essays by leading scholars to survey major Afro-American musical genres both sacred and secular over the extent of American history, uses studies from both ethnographic fieldwork and recordings, and adds biography, photos and illustrations, and references which bring the scholarly focus to life.