(Mis)adventures in the field: Reflections on Risk management in Social Research

Polina Baum-Talmor, Mark Oliver S. Llangco

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    Postgraduate research, particularly maritime social research, is a solitary project where data collection is commonly done alone and/or overseas. Whilst institutional practices are in place to assess risks of field sites and safeguard researchers throughout the project, events that could halt research do happen such as having your luggage stolen whilst in transit to commence a sea voyage or being viciously mugged after a day's interview. This presentation focuses on the case of two researchers’ personal accounts of experiencing and coping with life/project threatening-events. Drawing from these cases, the presentation also reflects on the strengths and opportunities for the improvement of the current university guidelines for lone researchers and its implications for research practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016
    EventPostGraduate Cafe Conference - Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 May 20165 May 2016


    ConferencePostGraduate Cafe Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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