Due to the unpredictable and ‘messy’ reality of research fields, it frequently happens that your well-planned research agenda does not come even close to realization. This course (see also here) offers an introduction to the practicalities of fieldwork in the social sciences which you rarely find in methods books, but which are central for your fieldwork to be efficient and to succeed.

We will discuss and train relevant techniques, about gaining and negotiating field access, about how to transform data-in-the-field to research data, about how to deal with the irregular realities of fieldwork, about when and how to document your data collection, about different ways of interacting with and positioning oneself vis a vis interlocutors, or about how to make sense of the gathered data after the visit.

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 h with flexibel time schedule incl. breaks

Get in touch with Markus if you want to take part.