Distant fields, common findings? Identifying the challenges and benefits of multi-country qualitative research

Open Session
Jenna Burrell (UC Berkeley), Janet Kwami (Furman University), Elisa Oreglia (UC Berkeley), Ricardo Ramirez (Independent, Canada), Andy Gordon (University of Washington, USA), Balaji Parthasarathy (IIITB - Bangalore, India)
Time: Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:00am-10:15am, 10:45am-12:00pm
Room: Conference 5
How do we account for global diversity in our research, but also find common ground for cross-country comparison? Drawing from their field work across several countries, the organizers of this session reflect on the epistemology and the practicalities of doing multi-country qualitative research, and possible methodological approaches.

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