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Chapter 6: Practical Issues
Fieldwork is one of those undertakings for which one simply cannot prepare too much. Aside from the methodological and academic matters that you will need to consider, there are an enormous amount of practical issues to carefully work through as you plan to embark on what may turn out to be the experience of a lifetime. Being adequately and appropriately prepared will not only facilitate a positive dimension to your experience, but will also ultimately influence the success of your research project (Nash, 2000a; Robson and Willis, 1997).
This chapter discusses a number of practical issues and suggests ways in which you can approach them – from information on how to secure research funding to advice on what to ...