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Doctoral College

Doing International Fieldwork in Development Contexts

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March 2022, 09:00-16:00
G.003, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University

Convened by Dr Raksha Pande and Zara Babakordi from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, this two-day workshop considers the methodological and epistemological aspects of fieldwork in development contexts. 

It is suitable for PhD researchers who intend to use qualitative methodologies in different international spaces. 


Over the course of two days, you should hopefully:  

  • Develop a critical understanding of the scope and limits of field research
  • Better appreciate the ethical issues involved in field research
  • Learn about the practical aspects of planning your field research
  • Become aware of some of the challenges associated with longer term field research

The workshops will include testimonies from a variety of researchers who use qualitative methodologies including insights on research ethics, practical challenges, and reflexive working. There will also be opportunities for attendees to participate in small group discussions and reflective feedback sessions, adapting the information learned over the two days and applying it toward their own research contexts.

The workshop is open to all PhD researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities who plan to engage in qualitative research in international contexts (i.e., not in the UK). Attendees are expected to attend both days of the workshop (lunch and refreshments will be provided)  and the final programme (including suggested reading lists) will be available a week before the workshop takes place. 

The workshop costs £60 for both days, and includes lunch and tea/coffee during the day, but does not include transport, accommodation or evening meals. Overnight accommodation (If applicable) is the responsibility of the participants.

You can book a place here: 

The deadline to register is Friday, 4 March 2022.

Places are limited, so it is first come, first served.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a place, please email to go on the waiting list. 



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