Becoming Data: Star Trek Wisdom and the Unforeseen Effects of Fieldwork on the Fieldworker

@inproceedings{Willey2010BecomingDS,
  title={Becoming Data: Star Trek Wisdom and the Unforeseen Effects of Fieldwork on the Fieldworker},
  author={Robin D. Willey},
  year={2010}
}
Religious communities present very different, and often difficult, issues to the researcher. In particular, religious groups often have more interest in the researcher as a person than as a social scientist. In other words, religious people often are more interested in “saving” the researcher’s “soul” in than providing that researcher with accurate information. This article unravels this issue through a single event that the author experienced in the field. Struggling to understand this event… CONTINUE READING