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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.
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.
In both the hearing and Deaf campaigns the administration of the questionnaires and collection of all data was performed by in-house fieldworkers.
05 January 2015 - Canada-based fleet telematics and mobile workforce technology provider Complete Innovations has acquired enterprise mobility solutions provider FieldWorker Mobile Technology Solutions, Inc., the company said on Monday.
Participants were purposively recruited by fieldworkers who went from door to door in different areas of the two communities.
If someone in a community asked for information on a particular problem, or if a fieldworker identified an issue that needed to be addressed, a film could be created or a conference organized.
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.
She focuses on these issues over others that may arise in feminist fieldwork because of their relevance to her experience as a fieldworker studying Renewal, a holistic health center.