publication . Article . 2020

"You're Asking the Wrong Question": Member-Checking during Fieldwork

Grahame, Alyssa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Aug 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
In February 2014, I’d been living in Reykjavík, Iceland for just a few weeks. I was intending to study “the Icelandic Revolution” of 2008-2009, when a new series of large, public protests changed my plans. Over the course of a few weeks and then months, I met many of my research participants at these events. One such participant was Kristján1, whom I met when he asked me why a “tourist” was interested in Icelandic protests. A few months later, in the run-up to municipal elections in May, he invited me to attend an outreach event associated with the Social Democratic Alliance (SDA), one of Iceland’s four major political parties at the time. There, Kristján introd...
Subjects
free text keywords: qualitative methods, qualitative methods
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