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field research

Definition of Field Research

(noun) The first-hand observation and data collection of people’s behavior in their natural environment.

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Field Research Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /fiːld ˈriˌsərtʃ/
      • /fiːld rəˈsərtʃ/
      • /fiːld riˈsərtʃ/
    • British English
      • /fiːld rᵻˈsəːtʃ/
      • /fiːld ˈriːsəːtʃ/
  • Syllabification: (field re·search)

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Spradley, James P., and David W. McCurdy. 2008. Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology. 13th ed. Boston: Pearson Education.

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Cite the Definition of Field Research

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “field research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/field-research/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

field research. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/field-research/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “field research.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/field-research/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“field research.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/field-research/>.