Ethnographic fieldwork is key to anthropology.
As much as anthropologists prepare for the field, it is often messy, frustrating, and full of unexpected challenges. At the same time it’s also when we change our minds, pursue new directions, and become invigorated and energized by the work we get to do.
This blog provides a space for anthropologists and other scientists engaging in ethnographic fieldwork to share methodological experiences.
It is often in the field that what is learned in methods classes and books begins to take shape. Here is a forum for researchers to share what worked or didn’t work for them, logistical questions, and how we learn to make the necessary adjustments while in the field.