‘The last thing they needed – I assumed – was one more researcher who wanted to ask them questions for an hour of their precious time.’ Following the ultimatum issued by Turkish authorities to unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the city within one month, Hanna Schneider reflects on the ethical and practical considerations of conducting fieldwork in volatile and research crowded settings. Being sensitive to time and the resource pressures of civil society organisations and other actors involved in resettlement activities, in addition to the level of research that some areas encounter, requires a flexibility of approach, managing expectations in terms of results, and valuing the unexpected human interactions that emerge when research doesn’t go completely to plan.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputhttps://refugeehosts.org/author/refugeehosts/
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2020

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