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fieldwork

[′fēld‚wərk]
(science and technology)
Work done, such as surveying or making geological observations, in the field.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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My vision is that nurses and fieldworkers will distribute my latest book free to people with chronic health conditions.
FATA Polio Teams and fieldworkers have also commemorated World Polio Day at the agency level through various activities including walks, debates in schools and sessions with communities.
After consultation with the manager of the community mental health organisation the researcher gave a presentation to all fieldworkers on the proposed research study.
Within these cartographic events lies insight into the psychology of the namer and the means by which the fieldworker accesses this psychology.
The Google interface was user friendly and allowed the creation of a questionnaire that could be accessed via the cell phones of the fieldworkers. The main advantage of this technique was that Google Forms had a high cross-compatibility with many phones, as long as they had basic internet access (Google Forms cannot capture data offline).
Voices of diverse protagonists have thus been retrieved from these files: the direct speech of teen "wards," of their friends and families--and the comments of the eugenic "fieldworkers" conducting the interviews.
If they give me the $4.3 million needed we will recruit about 1,000 fieldworkers. It will be a one shot action, if I have this within the cost, the preparation will take three to four months.
"Our fieldworkers have been exposed to thick forests, snakes, long walking distances, high risk areas, harassment, cars getting stuck in mud and water, as well as often travelling long distances in rough terrains," he added.
Dr Riaz Ahmad, another physician, said health risk for fieldworkers, labourers, schoolchildren and elderly people have increased hugely.
Participants were purposively recruited by fieldworkers who went from door to door in different areas of the two communities.
(5) Yet, an extensive body of uncatalogued records of MUN Extension are currently in the custody of the Archives and Special Collections Division of the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University, the fonds of several fieldworkers are extant, and many of the films and videos created by Extension's media unit are available for viewing.
He writes: "Hardy fieldworkers have trodden everywhere, in all weathers, from the sheer cliffs of Snowdonia to the boggy moorlands of the Berwyn mountains, and from the isolated tip of Llyn to the industrial banks of the Dee Estuary.