Cooperative research– on collective fieldnotes, experience negotiation and common text

  • Anna Gańko Institute of Polish Culture, Faculty of Polish Studies, Warsaw University Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-001 Warszawa https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8664-455X
  • Mikołaj Łątkowski Institute of Polish Culture, Faculty of Polish Studies, Warsaw University Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9539-5361
Keywords: team research experience, collaborative fieldwork, fieldnotes, common text

Abstract

Aim.  The aim is to depict specificy of fieldnotes  as a first result of research experience are standing between perception which obviously has to be personal (even if it's based on non-individual experience) and text which main feature is to be intersubjectively understandable.

Method. The study is based on experience of conducting collaborative fieldwork and writing common fieldnotes. Paper itself is also an example of collaborative work - written together is an opportunity to share theoretical perspective on team research grounded in fieldwork experience in process.

Resullt and Conclusions. Fieldnotes as a part of fieldwork process are first step of translation from subjective experience to objective knowledge. In the case of collaborative writing, unlike in the case of report where the final research result is presented which can have the form of general, conclusion, fieldnotes are much more dynamic – become domain of negotiation revealing crucial points of collective fieldwork experience.

Author Biographies

Anna Gańko, Institute of Polish Culture, Faculty of Polish Studies, Warsaw University Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-001 Warszawa

PhD student

Mikołaj Łątkowski, Institute of Polish Culture, Faculty of Polish Studies, Warsaw University Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

MA in cultural studies, MA in bioethics. His research interests include theory of practices, anthropology of space and city and anthropology of literature. Active researcher for municipal offices and cultural institutions. Co-coordinator of research project “Anthropology and architecture” which aims to develop cooperation between specialist in various fields.

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Published
2019-09-02
How to Cite
Gańko, A., & Łątkowski, M. (2019). Cooperative research– on collective fieldnotes, experience negotiation and common text. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 10(2), 126-132. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs20192.126.132