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Collection of methods for doing fieldwork in a pandemic


As we have discussed it many times on the Co-Well: Connected Creative platform, the COVID-19 situations has made physical creative research very difficult and sometimes impossible, especially with specific user groups. Traditional fieldwork research methods are also highly affected, and many researches have collaboratively tried to collect the best practices of online/digital fieldwork methods.

Professor Deborah Lupton of the Vitalities Research Lab of the University of New South Wales has collected this crowdsourcing effort in an online document. Here you find examples of (online) field research with for example podcasts, video conversations, but also journals as we perform with our BAAT research.

Lupton, D. (editor) (2020) Doing fieldwork in a pandemic (crowd-sourced document). Available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1clGjGABB2h2qbduTgfqribHmog9B6P0NvMgVuiHZCl8/edit?ts=5e88ae0a#

The Vitalities Research Lab also has created online webinars, where every month they cover a different online field work method. You can find it on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1q-2O2HIHLTUEZswtXXbA/featured