Fieldwork Methods Book
Our project rests on fieldwork done in, among other places, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico and Morocco. We wrote a book about it:
by Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi, Marcus Michaelsen and Kris Ruijgrok.
The book offers a set of reflections on our fieldwork experiences in seven countries within the framework of the ‘Authoritarianism in a Global Age’ project. With this book, we are responding to the demand for increased attention to methodological rigor and transparency in qualitative research, and seeking to advance and practically support field research in authoritarian contexts.
We offer our insights into this particularly challenging area of field research, making explicit how we handled methodological challenges and ethical dilemmas, and offering recommendations where appropriate. We hope the book will prove valuable to early career researchers and experienced scholars alike.