Distance Fieldwork in Anthropology

Monir Moniruzzaman


In order to conduct my ethnographic research successfully, I applied a novel but effective means what I prefer to call the distance fieldwork approach. This paper discusses the methods and techniques that I employed to collect data for my research. The use of these methods ensured that I upheld the methodological and ethical principles of ethnographic fieldwork directed from afar. The aim of this paper is not only to outline my research methodology and ethical principles but also to introduce the distance fieldwork approach to anthropological research. I argue that despite distance fieldwork approach has some limitations it can be effective to many extents.

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