-WOW!Super helpful resource: ‘DOING FIELDWORK IN A PANDEMIC’-

DOING FIELDWORK IN A PANDEMIC

This is a REALLY helpful and well-organised document with LOADS of methods and tips for doing fieldwork in the context of Covid-19.

It’s a google.doc that various people have contributed to, so in a way it’s crowdsourced…and I had nearly lost faith in humans… we can do good after all! Here are the details:

The Table of Contents – gives an idea of the amount of tips and tools 🙂

Lupton, D. (editor) (2020) Doing fieldwork in a pandemic (crowd-sourced document). Available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1clGjGABB2h2qbduTgfqribHmog9B6P0NvMgVuiHZCl8/edit?ts=5e88ae0a#

Isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 means that social researchers who have for doing fieldwork in a pandemic – specifically, ideas for avoiding in-person interactions by using mediated forms that will achieve similar ends. 

Social research has been conducted online for many years, of course. There are many examples of using online survey tools or doing content analyses or ethnographies using existing online interactions as research materials. Interviews have been conducted by phone or Skype for a long time. This document was initially directed at ways for how to turn fieldwork that was initially planned as using face-to-face methods into a more ‘hands-off’ mode. However, people have added useful material about ‘born digital’ research (content already generated  on the internet by online interactions), which provides an alternative source of social research materials if researchers decide to go down that path.

This document is now closed. If you’d like to make a copy, go to the File menu and click-on “Make a copy’.

Suggested citation: 

Lupton, D. (editor) (2020) Doing fieldwork in a pandemic (crowd-sourced document). Available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1clGjGABB2h2qbduTgfqribHmog9B6P0NvMgVuiHZCl8/edit?ts=5e88ae0a#

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