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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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The current disconnect between theory and practice is observed in reports of students returning from fieldwork claiming a lack of occupation-based, evidence-driven, client-centered interventions promoted in the classroom (Towns & Ashby, 2014).
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Over the last 60 years 11,500 team members have been directly supported through the Expeditions and Geographical Fieldwork Grants, along with countless in-country participants.
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Fieldwork facilitates the integration of knowledge, professional reasoning and professional behaviours in practice.
As well as this, Max Harrison earned an extra mention as he won the Individual Fieldwork prize for his efforts.
In this work for new and experienced anthropological field researchers, Turner (geography, McGill University, Canada) brings together international contributors in anthropology, geography, and ethnohistory in order to highlight ethical, logistical, and bureaucratic problems of fieldwork with ethnic minorities in socialist Asian countries.
The fieldwork operations include manual and mechanical drilling, probe work and collection of water and soil samples.
However just doing fieldwork is no guarantee of success, achievement or happiness.
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