Concluding remarks: methods and the future of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller-related research

Martin Fotta, Paloma Gay Blasco

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Abstract

How can the social sciences be an arena where positive social changes are achieved and not just discussed? How can social science help to shape social priorities in the post-pandemic world? These are immediate, practical questions for scholars planning and implementing research projects. Any answer must necessarily revolve around methods, since change starts close at hand, in the immediacy of one’s daily work, and it starts with practice and action, not with theory and argument. By paying close attention to research methods, it is possible to carry out engaged research – research that is relevant, reflexive, responsible and responsive – even in the midst of a global pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnographic methods in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller research
Subtitle of host publicationlessons from a time of crisis
EditorsMartin Fotta, Paloma Gay y Blasco
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBristol University Press
Chapter11
Pages164-172
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781529231878
ISBN (Print)9781529231861
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2024

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