Gregory S. Szarycz holds a PhD from the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he was also a contributing lecturer. He has subsequently held teaching positions at the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a regular presenter at international conferences, including at the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS), the University of Oxford, and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR). His publications are thematically diverse and include a review article that examines the applicability of interactional sociolinguistic analysis to tourism contexts, a chapter on animal performance and performativity in an upcoming edited book Theorizing Animals (Brill Academic Publishers), and numerous scholarly reviews.
Research Realities in the Social Sciences: Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas by Gregory S. Szarycz
Most studies on fieldwork represent the research process in ideal and potentially abstract forms—a process seemingly void of human fallibility and separate from the everyday context in which academics conduct their work. This unique volume is much more acutely oriented to the problems of conducting fieldwork––a considerable contrast to the squeaky-clean depictions of fieldwork in most publications.
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