The Asymmetrical Relationship with Respondents and Local Colleagues - Some Points on the Art of Doing Field Work
Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2003
While the epistemological aspects of cross-cultural research are extensively discussed in general terms by ethnographers and other social scientists, little attention is paid to the specific patterns of interests and expectations involved. Drawing upon previous field work in Malaysia and also upon the DUCED-LUCED experience, the paper attempts to identify characteristic roles played by the visiting researcher when striving to achieve his or her agenda, and to outline how they interact with the agendas of respondents and local researchers. The images presented neither claim to be complete nor universally applicable. Their purpose is to inspire a discussion on how to develop new approaches in relating to respondents and local colleagues, by which the negotiation of co-operation based on mutual interest and shared benefits is given priority.
|Title||A Clean Environment Towards Sustainable Development: Proceedings of the|
|Editors||Malaysian University University Consortium for Environment and Development - Industry and Urban Area|
|Conference||International Conference Environmental Management & Technology|
|Period||04/08/03 → 06/08/03|
- research cooperation, field work, cross-cultural
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