The challenges of accessing expert knowledge

Ever wondered why practitioners treat researchers like a nuisance? It's often difficult for young researchers to reach practitioners and experts, and the challenges these researchers face can overshadow fieldwork experiences and attempts to produce new knowledge.

Writing for the Field Research Method Lab blog, PhD candidates Philipp Lottholz and Karolina Kluczewska look at the nuances and blind spots in the interaction between researchers and practitioners, and suggest a more collaborative way forward.

The Field Research Method Lab is a new initiative that aims to bring togetherestablished and early career researchers in order to share their fieldwork experiences. It is an online platform for researchers to appraise various constraints that they have encountered in the field and reflect upon how they have addressed those constraints.