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fieldwork

(fēld′wŏrk)
Studies and practical experience gained during the direct observation and care of patients. It is used to supplement and broaden the education of students, usually in addition to academic study performed in the classroom, home, or library. Fieldwork is also used in ethnographic nursing research.
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All research in Vanuatu is channelled through the VCC, and each foreign researcher must work with a fieldworker and train and help them in the ethnographic documentation of their community or area in keeping with the Cultural Research Policy.
Recently, FieldWorker helped a customer develop a data collection system for agricultural bureaus and growers.
Eight of these fieldworkers were selected to implement the study.
Over the years, training in a number of academic documentation techniques drawn from anthropology, archaeology and linguistics have become part of the fieldworker workshop program.
Combining the field notes and critical reflections from five fieldworkers increases the credibility of the data by utilising experiential data from a group instead of an individual (Reid & Gough, 2000:67).
However, data for 1996 show that 60% of such positions were not filled, meaning that only 16% of eligible women had been visited by a fieldworker.
The researcher/ fieldworker also explained that it would be necessary to tape-record the interviews, as well as to take notes during the interviews.
BILL Cox is a senior fieldworker and having worked in Youth Services for four decades,has seen some great success stories.
And there are a few sage comments on the critics of this approach that a young fieldworker would be advised to take to heart if they too do not `muddy the waters' (p.
Steve Harris, rural arts fieldworker for Face to Face, said: "The drama is all about bingo obsession and is based on the true stories that surround these women when they meet up each week.
While it is certainly true that many so-called "endangered" people see themselves within such a bleak salvage paradigm, it is still the responsibility of every fieldworker to seek out the innovations developed by a society to deal with incongruity.