Fieldwork in Transforming Societies

Understanding Methodology from Experience

  • Ed Clark
  • Snejina Michailova

About this book


This book discusses the personal and professional challenges of conducting fieldwork in the difficult, sometimes threatening contexts of the transforming societies of post-socialist Europe and China. Field research is a distinctly human effort and the social relationships between researchers, third parties and respondents directly affect the quality of research findings. With unusual frankness, the authors share their personal field experiences and discuss both the imaginative strategies they have devised to cope with problems and the methodological lessons they have learned.


China communism Eastern Europe Germany Hungary institutions organization research science and technology transformation trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Ed Clark
    • 1
  • Snejina Michailova
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Management, Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark

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