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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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Her work heralded a new period of participation of the fieldworker project with external researchers.
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The 8 fieldworkers responsible for data collection visited every household in each subsection and generated a more precise map of the area; every household in the area was marked and the number of residents per household was recorded.
My own research, on women's redefinition of pandanus textiles as kastom, was permitted as part of the work Jean Tarisesei and I implemented in 1991-92, setting up the VCC's Women's Culture Project, founded to create the Women Fieldworker Network.
These notes were examined and elaborated on once the data collection for a given day was completed by the fieldworkers.
All fieldworkers had finished at least high school and had some experience in field surveys.
With the new online payments, seamless accounting integrations and increased fieldworker visibility, we're enabling field service businesses to drive even stronger results.
Bev Taylor, Kirklees Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations fieldworker, spoke of her pride in the enterprising trio's project.
PCHRs fieldworker has not been able to identify them so far.
Mark Mosko reflects on 'his own vulnerabilites as ethnographic fieldworker to the ritual powers of the people' in Maipa village in PNG's Central Province.