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Institute of Advanced Study

IAS Staff

Publication details for Dr Sam Hillyard

Pole, C. & Hillyard, S. (2016). Doing fieldwork. London: Sage.

Author(s) from Durham


Fieldwork is central to Sociology, but guides to it often treat the real questions invisibly or over-load the reader with micro-details. This refreshing, authoritative volume, written by two experienced, highly respected fieldworkers, provides a one-stop, engaging guide. The book:
•Clearly explains fieldwork methods
•Shows how to locate a field and map it
•Covers common problem areas and ethical considerations
•Provides a ready reckoner of time management issues
•Helps with analysis of findings.

Doing Fieldwork is an invaluable teaching and research resource. It should be in every student’s backpack and part of every researcher’s tool kit.