In this episode we join Melissa, Christos, and Vinnarasan as they review the process of working together as a research team across large distances over an extended period of time. The team had to tackle a number of challenges and work together asynchronously, using technology and subverting the typical image of ‘lone ethnographers’.
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In this episode we join Melissa, Christos, and Vinnarasan as they take us through a ‘day in the life’ during their research in each of their respective cities. From time management to learning a new language, each location brought its own set of challenges.
In this episode we join Melissa, Christos, and Vinnarasan as they outline their process for sampling children during their research. All three encountered unique challenges as they recruited families for a long-term project that required intimate access to the daily lives of its participants.
In this episode we join Melissa, Christos, and Vinnarasan as they explore the context in which the research took place. Each of the three cities were, and are, experiencing major political and social changes. In London it was the impact of Brexit, in Athens it was the election of a radical left party and the migrant crisis, and in Hyderabad it was the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The global financial crisis lingers in the background of these discussions.
In this episode we join Melissa, Christos, and Vinnarasan as they discuss the rationale and execution of the study, the difficulties of making their methodology work, and how it has affected them as researchers and parents.