Rana, K., Greenwood, J., Fox-Turnbull, W. H., & Wise, S. (2019). Challenges in accessing fieldwork in rural Himalayas: an emerging researcher’s experiences. Waikato Journal of Education, 24(1), 67–77. https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v24i1
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This article is the reflection of an emerging researcher who has experienced different nudges from the beginning of accessing the research field to the final stage of collating data in rural Nepal. My experiences and reflections may provide provocations to researchers to consider before they undertake field research. Areas that researchers should be aware of before entering the field include strategies of approaching the resources, socio-cultural and language diversities, topography and travel complication. The article offers those considering field research in remote areas, such as rural Nepal, an opportunity for rethinking a case study research approach, choosing appropriate methodological tools, sampling strategies and accessing resources.
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