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Secrecy and Fieldwork

Secrecy and Fieldwork

Volume: 29
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78 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What should the researcher tell, or not tell the informant? Is fieldwork inherently an activity that requires covert behaviour by the researcher and subject alike? Are honesty and openness at odds with effectiveness in the field? In examining these questions, the author raises the ethical and practical issues of revelation and concealment in the field and attempts to arrive at a more useful set of norms for fieldwork behaviour.
Defining Secrecy
Secrecy and the Researcher
The Debate Over Secrecy
Secrecy, Risk, and Responsibility
The Myth of Cosmetic Identity

Not suited for the intended module. However, would be very useful to research in the social sciences.

Mr Sam Emmett
Early Childhood Education, Glyndwr University
September 3, 2019

Richard G. Mitchell

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