Overseas Research: A Practical Guide

3rd Edition

Christopher B. Barrett, Jeffrey Cason, Erin C. Lentz

Routledge
March 31, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780367257026 - CAT# K424436

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Summary

When researching in developing countries, an ability to negotiate a bewildering array of cultural and logistical obstacles is essential. Overseas Research: A Practical Guide distills essential lessons from scores of students and scholars who have collected data and done fieldwork abroad, including how to prepare for the field, how and where to find funding for one’s fieldwork, issues of personal safety and security, and myriad logistical and relational issues.
By encouraging researchers to think through the challenges of research before they begin it, Overseas Research will help prepare fieldworkers for the practical, logistical, and psychological considerations of very demanding work, help save valuable time, make the most of scarce financial resources, and enhance the quality of the field research. This new third edition contains new material on social media, including representation of research subjects/collaborators, students’ digital branding and image, and representing universities abroad when posting publicly. It also covers emerging technologies such as solar panels for power in remote locations, new ways of digitally sending and receiving money, and incorporates more perspectives of women, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color researching abroad.
The book will be of interest to overseas fieldworkers, and also to undergraduates in subjects such as anthropology, economics, history, international studies, politics, and development studies.

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