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.
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
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).
received a small monetary sum per patient recruited.
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.