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Masterclass on Field Research

Dates:
  • Mon 14 May 2018 14.30 - 18.30
  • Tue 15 May 2018 14.30 - 18.30
  • Thu 17 May 2018 14.00 - 18.30
  • Fri 18 May 2018 14.30 - 18.30
  • Wed 16 May 2018 14.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2018-05-14 14:30 2018-05-18 18:30 Europe/Paris Masterclass on Field Research

The masterclass will address the main theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical aspects of field research. We will deal with field research as one part of research projects that have the aim of explaining social and/or political phenomena. We will discuss a variety of potential contributions that field research can make to social and political research and will survey exemplary studies that have integrated field research in their designs. We will cover different techniques for data collection that can be employed in the field and address ethical and political issues related to techniques that involve human subjects. We will cover the main practical aspects to take into consideration before, during and after field trips to maximize the gains from field trips (assuming time and financial limitations) and guarantee basic security conditions for both researchers and interlocutors. Given our own field experiences, we will bring insights from fieldwork in both rural and urban settings and from research projects with different research goals. While the content of the masterclass will be relevant for every researcher planning to conduct fieldwork, the course will be largely informed by research in conflict studies and urban poverty. Content and discussions will be based both on scholarly literature and actual fieldwork experiences of both speakers and participants.

Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

The masterclass will address the main theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical aspects of field research. We will deal with field research as one part of research projects that have the aim of explaining social and/or political phenomena. We will discuss a variety of potential contributions that field research can make to social and political research and will survey exemplary studies that have integrated field research in their designs. We will cover different techniques for data collection that can be employed in the field and address ethical and political issues related to techniques that involve human subjects. We will cover the main practical aspects to take into consideration before, during and after field trips to maximize the gains from field trips (assuming time and financial limitations) and guarantee basic security conditions for both researchers and interlocutors. Given our own field experiences, we will bring insights from fieldwork in both rural and urban settings and from research projects with different research goals. While the content of the masterclass will be relevant for every researcher planning to conduct fieldwork, the course will be largely informed by research in conflict studies and urban poverty. Content and discussions will be based both on scholarly literature and actual fieldwork experiences of both speakers and participants.


Location:
Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Prof. Diego Gambetta (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Contact:
Martina Selmi (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Juan Masullo Jiménez (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Bardelli Tommaso (Yale University)

Attachment:
Syllabus
 
 

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