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ERIC Number: EJ879502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Cultural Geographic Inquiry
Wesche, Sonia; Huynh, Niem Tu; Nelson, Erin; Ramachandran, Leela
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v34 n1 p59-75 Feb 2010
While qualitative fieldwork in cross-cultural settings is central to human geography, there has been limited focus in the literature on the expectations and skills required to succeed as a field researcher in this area. Some practical advice is available for researchers who are new to cross-cultural fieldwork (e.g. graduate students, junior faculty members) and for advisers preparing young academics for such endeavours; however, themes are often treated individually rather than as a collective whole. This paper provides suggestions for novice field researchers by drawing on the experiences of four female graduate students engaged in qualitative geographic research. It identifies some major issues that influence the feasibility and efficacy of cross-cultural fieldwork, and provides practical suggestions to help prospective researchers plan for and implement field-based research projects in these contexts. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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