Methods of Violence: Researcher Safety and Adaptability in Times of Conflict
Practicing Anthropology 33(1): 33-37, Winter 2011
5 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2015 Last revised: 15 Nov 2017
Date Written: January 1, 2011
During a research project on the experiences of undocumented migrants that had been apprehended and returned to Mexico, we were faced with the difficult decision regarding the continuation of research following several high-profile incidents of violence near our research site. There were a variety of opinions among the researchers involved. In this article we have included three different researchers’ voices and opinions. These perspectives lead us to address broader issues involved with our responsibility as researchers to document the most prominent issues affecting our research localities in a reasonable albeit methodological manner.
Keywords: violence, researcher safety, methodology, ethics
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