Researcher’s Journal

I will begin this journal entry with the ‘western elephant’. Any research project potentially has an ‘elephant in the room’[1] that is a source of implicit bias or a pre-ordained agenda.  Critics might consider this research to be romanticizing traditional farming in a backlash against globalization. While the research aims...

A researcher’s journal serves to maintain awareness of any potential biases. Rather than claim objectivity, the researcher acknowledges subjective influences to address assumptions and influences during data collection and analysis. Part of this reflection is to situate oneself in the subject and within the culture being studied. Many people have...

I am really excited to be working on this project for many reasons. For my first post, I realised that I probably need to talk about myself in order to fully explain my enthusiasm for the study. I would much rather write about the research, the communities involved and the...