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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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As a check for rigour of analyses, themes were presented to the fieldworkers from each group to ensure that the findings represented what they heard from the groups.
To ensure privacy, school grade levels and age were not disclosed to anyone except the researcher and the fieldworkers.
Training of trainers and supervisors for the fieldworkers was also initiated.
The decentralisation also shifted control of staff to the districts, including the salaried FP fieldworkers.
PCHR fieldworkers researched three cases of residents of the southern West Bank's Hebron this week that the organization says contradict the Convention against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment of 1984.
Seventy three strawberry fieldworkers self-reported their occupational behaviors and they were also measured for urinary metabolite levels.
Fieldworkers then superimposed the population distribution onto a satellite map and performed interviews with people from 512 randomly chosen houses.
Farming is no fun for the fieldworkers, but it's no picnic for the growers either.
Thomas Huxley's elaborate set of rules for colonial officers (and others) to take photographs which allowed for comparison and consistent analysis stands as an incredible example of bureaucracy; just as the response of ignoring most of the rules provides a wonderful example of the response of fieldworkers to bureaucracy.
Talking about sex is a big taboo," explained Hisham, one of the project's fieldworkers at the Chatila Palestinian refugee camp.
and brings them out of the mythical into the real," said Rohulamin Quander, a Washington administrative law judge who is a descendant of one of Mount Vernon's fieldworkers.
Madeleine's two cautionary tales relate the dangers in fieldwork's necessity of improvisation and the role of fear for women fieldworkers.