Fieldwork must certainly rank with the more disagreeable activities that humanity has fashioned for itself. It is usually inconvenient, . . . sometimes physically uncomfortable, frequently embarrassing, and, to a degree, always tense.
William B. shaffir, Robert A. Stebbins, and Allan Turowetz, eds., Fieldwork Experience: Qualitative Approaches to Social Research (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980), p. 3.
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