While classroom learning is great for building theory, the experience of treating and interacting with real clients is second to none. And while simply showing up is half the battle, being an engaged and excited learner can make the difference between a good placement and a great placement. Once you have thoroughly read this info, reach out and make contact with your supervisor at least weeks before your placement either by phone or email. They should be able to answer any other questions you may have and make suggestions for what to review before beginning. Once you begin the placement, continue the practice of having open and honest communication with your clinical instructor CI.
How to Write a Fieldwork Report
Writing in the Field // Purdue Writing Lab
A field report allows you to convey in written form what you have learned in an experience outside of class. Based upon research objectives, your field experience report is a reflection and synthesis of observed data and your experiences in the field. You can use notes, video and audio recordings, photos and other artifacts as prompts for your writing. Although field work report writing can be intimidating, think of it as an opportunity to share your experiences and observations with your teachers, colleagues and other interested readers.
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Anthropologists conduct research in order to answer specific questions about a particular group of people and their culture. Most anthropologists use fieldwork to collect their data, which is then interpreted within their ethnographic writing. When collecting their data, anthropologists use many different approaches such as developing relationships with their informants, but do not illustrate these relationships in their actual writing. Anthropologists Claire E. Sterk and Philippe Bourgois are two.
With the field guide in hand, the team is ready to begin in-country data collection. Fieldwork is critical to verifying information, filling in gaps, and answering key questions about the private health sector. This week at a glance overview illustrates a typical first week of fieldwork. Missing a key stakeholder interview or failing to collect important data while in the field can undermine an assessment. Be meticulous about advance research and planning: identify informants, prepare interview guides, and establish a fieldwork schedule and a process for keeping it up to date it will change.