ERIC Number: EJ1191111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A Note on Fieldwork in 'Dangerous' Circumstances: Interviewing Illegal Tiger Skin Suppliers and Traders in Lhasa
Wong, Rebecca W.Y.
International Journal of Social Research Methodology, v18 n6 p695-702 2015
Whilst there is no doubt that fieldwork research involving active criminals contains risks and dangers, this is not always the case. Drawing on interviews conducted with illegal tiger skin suppliers and traders in Lhasa (Tibet), this article challenges orthodox understandings of criminological fieldwork. My experience in Lhasa speaks to three methodological issues: (A) the process of gaining access to and recruiting interviewees from the underworld, (B) fieldwork dangerousness and (C) the effects that the personal identity of the researcher has on the process of socialisation with the interviewees.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Interviews, Animals, Criminals, Crime, Safety, Socialization, Interpersonal Relationship, Researchers, Gender Differences, Sampling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China