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dc.contributor.authorPunch, Samantha-
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-04T09:40:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/9290-
dc.description.abstractMany methodological and ethical accounts of fieldwork become sanitised and smoothed over particularly because they tend to be written several months after the fieldwork has taken place. They often lose the immediacy and emotional impact of the fieldwork, which is why a field diary can be essential. But why do we tend to keep our field diaries to ourselves? Why are we so apprehensive about being open and honest, revealing direct extracts from our field diaries? This paper explores the role and use of field diaries (as opposed to field notes based on observations) in relation to the often hidden struggles of fieldwork. It argues that guilt, apprehension, fears and worries are legitimate, common and even useful experiences of fieldwork. Key issues which emerge in the field diary extracts from my research in rural Bolivia include practical difficulties, emotional and intellectual concerns, and feelings of cultural and academic guilt. It is based on a follow-up study with participants from my PhD research ten years previously. This paper contributes to methodological debates by exploring how we might use field diaries more explicitly to examine the ways our personal challenges and emotions impact on the research process and outcome.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.relationPunch S (2012) Hidden struggles of fieldwork: Exploring the role and use of field diaries, Emotion, Space and Society, 5 (2), pp. 86-93.-
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dc.subjectfieldworken_UK
dc.subjectfield diaryen_UK
dc.subjectemotionen_UK
dc.subjectethnographyen_UK
dc.subjectmethodsen_UK
dc.subjectBoliviaen_UK
dc.titleHidden struggles of fieldwork: Exploring the role and use of field diariesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2010.09.005-
dc.citation.jtitleEmotion, Space and Society-
dc.citation.issn1755-4586-
dc.citation.volume5-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage86-
dc.citation.epage93-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emails.v.punch@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology/Social Pol&Criminology-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
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