The choices we make to be invisible on the field.

Field notes from a seasoned researcher.

Shreya Toshniwal
Mar 29, 2018 · 4 min read
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Understanding the socio-cultural ecosystem of Shahpur-Jat

Can we understand stereotypes without creating a few?

During field experiences, we are very often faced with conflict between gathering rich information and protecting respondent’s interest. For example, loosely associating ourselves with certain organisations might make information more accessible, but for us it is important that by playing that role, we might alter our respondent’s perception of that organisation. We might end up creating expectations, giving hope, changing opinions, and that makes us wary. Awareness of the consequences of an alibi is a good way to judge its ethicality.


Treemouse

We work with the invisibles and stir revolutions

Shreya Toshniwal

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Research Principal @Treemouse. Designer — Learner Experiences. Textile artist. Cheese lover.

Treemouse

Treemouse

We work with the invisibles and stir revolutions

Shreya Toshniwal

Written by

Research Principal @Treemouse. Designer — Learner Experiences. Textile artist. Cheese lover.

Treemouse

Treemouse

We work with the invisibles and stir revolutions

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