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Oct 30 2014

Embedding research in local contexts: local knowledge, stakeholders’ participation and fieldwork design

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It is not always easy for researchers to explain how and why a research project is important to local people whose interests may be diverse or in conflict. Viewing fieldwork as a process of constructive communication with all the stakeholders … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2014

Gender and fieldwork in China: Investigating migrant workers in restaurants

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My multiple roles as a friend and a researcher serve to explain the diversity of my behaviour under different circumstances. I argue that the influence of gender, class and hukou on the research process is subtle and complex, writes Yang Shen. … Continue reading

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