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International Fieldwork in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

29th November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 30th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm

International Fieldwork in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

Module Summary:
• To bring postgraduate research students (PGRs) involved in fieldwork in developing countries and
emerging economies together to share learning and experience about conducting fieldwork in
these contexts
• To provide an opportunity for reflection on issues, e.g. conceptual, methodological, ethical,
cultural, etc.
• To encourage the interchange of ideas and advice between British and international students
• To provide necessary support, advice and guidance on conducting fieldwork overseas, e.g. funding,
networking and building links
• To develop appropriate research methodologies for fieldwork in developing countries and
emerging economies
• To provide a cross-institution and interdisciplinary forum for PGR training on conducting fieldwork
in developing countries and emerging economies

Sessions to include:
• An Introduction to International Fieldwork
• Theoretical and Methodological Debates
• Methodological issues
• Cultural considerations
• Ethical issues
• Research in different contexts (e.g. conflict areas, hostile and difficult environments)

Practical Challenges of Fieldwork in Different Geographical Contexts:
• A panel of postgraduate students and other scholars will give talks on carrying our fieldwork in
South Asia, South and/or Central America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
• A critical understanding of the ethical issues and practicalities of doing fieldwork in developing
countries and emerging economies;
• An appreciation of good practice in carrying out fieldwork in developing countries and emerging
economies;
• An ability to reflect and think critically about the conduct of research in developing countries.

Dates of next workshop : Thursday 29 November – Friday 30 December 2018. Online booking link will be available soon. Please contact Carole Millburn in the meantime with any enquiries : Carole.Milburn@newcastle.ac.uk

Details

Start:
29th November 2018 @ 9:00 am
End:
30th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm