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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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Six fieldworkers from the Auckland branch of a community mental health organisation volunteered to take part following the presentation.
The method of the fieldworker to access these memories determines how the art of the landscape is perceived.
To capture baseline and exit data and store data for the Deaf SMS (in-house) campaigns, a Google Apps for Education subscription was purchased, and each fieldworker was given their own account.
We also thank the fieldworkers and participants for their contributions to the success of the study.
The NAEA used fieldworkers in rural communities during the 1930s.
Living as well as toiling with the fieldworkers, McMillan subsisted on her pittance and learned how hard the labor is.
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Fieldworkers are being recruited from existing allotments and a travel bursary scheme will help groups visit each other's sites.
On World Humanitarian Day, which was celebrated on 19 August, the World Health Organization (WHO), the War Trauma Foundation (WTF) and World Vision International (WVI) have released 'Psychological First Aid Guide for Fieldworkers.
Inspection of nest sites can only be undertaken by fieldworkers holding a licence issued by the appropriate countryside agency.