Welcome to the Program on State and Security's Online Resource dedicated to Field Research and Ethics in Post-Conflict Environments. The objectives of this Resource are: to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and experiences about field research and ethics in post-conflict environments; and to offer information for students, scholars, and practitioners who are about to embark upon fieldwork in post-conflict environments. Learn more about us.
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|Conducting Research on Conflict-affected Youth||
During my time in the DRC, and in my work with child soldiers, one is often challenged with...
|Whose Ethics? International Research Activites in Conflict Affected Communities||
Two weeks after the Asian tsunami in 2004, I saw a flood of researchers from Western...
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I am currently conducting research in Sierra Leone, a place in which I have done research...
The Story Behind the Findings: Ethical and Emotional Challenges of Field Research in Conflict-Prone Environments
Academic scientific literature rarely gives an account of the "stories behind the findings". Nonetheless, the ethical and emotional challenges the researcher is confronted with have a profound impact upon the research process. This paper provides a comprehensive review of literature reflecting upon the challenges of field research in conflict-prone environments.
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