Wednesday, May 02, 2007


(…) fieldwork must certainly rank with the more disagreeable activities that humanity has fashioned for itself. It is usually inconvenient, to say the least, sometimes physically uncomfortable, frequently embarrassing, and to a degree, always tense.

(Shaffir and Stebbins 1991:1)
Funny that we need to hear mentors voice not to feel guilty about our feelings …

Shaffir, W.B. and R.A. Stebbins. (eds). 1991. Experiencing Fieldwork: An Inside
View of Qualitative Research. London: Sage.