Vol. 12 No. 1 (2010): Exploring and Expanding the Boundaries of Research Methods
This special edition of Anthropology Matters focuses on a fundamental question that virtually all social scientists encounter, namely how to conduct research on any given topic. Although this question appears straightforward at first pass, practical experience demonstrates the theoretical and pragmatic complexities involved in conducting research. For this special edition we are privileged to present papers from doctoral students and established academics.
The impetus for bringing together these diverse papers emerged after we organised an international conference on the same topic. The conference, aptly entitled “Exploring and Expanding the Boundaries of Research Methods,” took place over two days on 31 October and 1 November 2008. The high turn-out of attendees and the ensuing lively discussions indicated the timeliness and importance of research methods and their ethical implications.