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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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In an affidavit made on February 8, 2008 by B'Tselem's fieldworker Abdel-Karim Saadi, Inas said:
The more direct impact of workload on emotional labour results from having too much to do, not in terms of client work but other aspects of the fieldworker role.
Historically, the fieldworker is posed as the scientist rather than the artist, because he collects data; he is a part of his own evidence that is used to establish and test hypotheses.
The Google interface was user friendly and allowed the creation of a questionnaire that could be accessed via the cell phones of the fieldworkers.
For applications where barcode, RFID and mobile computing technologies can be leveraged to their maximum benefit, FieldWorker combines the software and hardware from its partners with its core technology services and skill sets to construct solutions that are tailored to its customers' specific needs.
We also thank the fieldworkers and participants for their contributions to the success of the study.
After earning a doctorate in 1960 at Wisconsin, Morgan was appointed to the Extension Service and went to Bonavista as fieldworker.
From the People index comes this description of Seamus Ennis, fieldworker and cyclist, as remembered by a son of one of the families with whom he lodged in 1942:
An experienced FG facilitator and the fieldworker co-facilitated the groups and also took independent notes during the FG.
As it happens, a week ago an al-Haq fieldworker was detained by Israeli forces at the Huwara checkpoint.
This was followed by discussions on pilot projects to demonstrate the value of fieldworker support through mobile phone technology, identifying and commissioning suitable distance learning materials and transmitting them to appropriate target personnel, and the possibility of eventually rolling out these concepts throughout the African continent.
Doing so doesn't require that the fieldworker be sexed female, any more than conventional fieldwork has to be done by those sexed male.