Overseas Research II: A Practical Guide by Christopher B. BarrettOverseas Research II: A Practical Guide by Christopher B. Barrett

Overseas Research II: A Practical Guide

byChristopher B. Barrett, Jeffrey CasonEditorChristopher B. Barrett

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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Researchers in developing countries often find that the particular country in which they work presents a range of unforeseen challenges. Indeed, their ability to carry out effective scholarship is often highly dependent on these factors. The great differences between working in countries as varied as India, China, Bolivia and Kenya can often come as a shock to the system. An ability to negotiate a bewildering array of cultural and logistical obstacles is therefore essential.

Overseas Research II: A Practical Guidedistils essential lessons learned by scores of students and scholars who have collected data and done fieldwork abroad. The authors fill the reader in on the many crucial pieces of advice: how to prepare for the field, how and where to find funding for one's fieldwork, issues of personal safety and security, and myriad logistical and relational issues that often define one's research experience abroad. As Christopher B. Barrett and Jeffrey Cason suggest, "Fieldwork is a sequence of decisions, some about the conduct of research, some about the conduct of life." The book focuses new field researchers' attention on that productive intersection, and includes many real-life accounts from experienced professionals whose own work abroad can inform those facing the field for the first time.

Christopher B. Barrettis the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture, Cornell University, USA.Jeffrey W. Casonis the Dean of International Programs and the Edward C. Knox Professor of International Studies and Political Science at Middlebury College, USA.
Title:Overseas Research II: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415778344

ISBN - 13:9780415778343


Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Indentifying a Site and Funding Source 3. Predeparture Preparations 4. Setting Up to Live and Work 5. The Logistics of Fieldwork 6. Safety and Security Matters 7. The Challenges of the Field 8. Knowing When to Go Home 9. Pulling It All Together: The Postpartum 10. Epilogue: It's Never Over

Editorial Reviews

'Recommended' - CHOICE

"Updated second edition presents a guide on how to carry out effective overseas field research, focusing on practical, logistical, and psychological considerations." ¿ Journal of Economic Literature Sept. 2010