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Dussud, Morgane (2021) Conducting research in the midst of a military coup in Myanmar. LSE Field Research Methods Lab [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

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Abstract

Conducting field research always comes with security and ethical considerations. Yet they are exacerbated in constraining political environments, where navigating the line between one’s own security, the safety of informants and ethical considerations on how to use and interpret data to analyse a rapidly unfolding political situation such as the current military coup in Myanmar, can be a struggle for field researchers. This piece is dedicated to my research assistant, unjustly arrested and currently in jail in Myanmar.

Item Type: Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
SOAS Doctoral School
Copyright Statement: Unless otherwise specified, all of our articles are published under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). This means that you are free to republish them unmodified and properly attributed, preferably with a link to the original article. The cover image is by Myo Thaw: Mass protest in support to the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), Yangon, February 2021. All images in this article were purchased by the author for use in this blog and should not be reproduced without permission.
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 12:49
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35310
Funders: Other

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