Popular Resources for Doing Fieldwork
- Sage Research Methods - handbooks and videos with methodological guidance on everything from conducting interviews to statistical analysis
- Qualitative Research at Harvard - a guide from the team of Harvard librarians who support qualitative data analysis, including information on software such as NVivo and Taguette that helps you code, classify, and analyze text
- IRB - Harvard's Committee for the Use of Human Subjects can help advise you on the ethical protocols you need to follow
- Data Management - why it's so important to plan ahead. See also MIT's helpful prompts for writing a data management plan.
- Lamont Multimedia Lab - advice on audio/video recording equipment and help with multimedia editing
- Global Support Services - tools for planning international travel, including insurance, vaccinations, and visas
- Counseling and Mental Health Services (via HUHS). Fieldwork can be emotionally draining, and it can be difficult to transition back to "normal" life afterwards. Make sure you have supports in place to help you process your experience when you return to campus. You might prefer to seek individual counseling, to form a support group with others who have also returned from fieldwork, or both.