Researching in Indonesia without fieldwork in the age of COVID

This is a recording of an discussion forum held on 29 April. Hosted by the ANU Indonesia Institute, designed for all researchers, but especially postgraduate students, who are struggling with designing and implementing research options in Indonesia to substitute for fieldwork in conditions in which visiting the country (for researchers from beyond Indonesia)is impossible due to travel restrictions and conducting face-to-face interactions is greatly restricted (for researchers in Indonesia).

  • How are researchers adapting to these challenges?

  • What substitute methods are they using?

  • How effective are online interviews, social media research and similar alternatives?

  • What are the ethical implications of moving research online or trying to work with research assistants?

  • Can ethnographic and qualitative research survive in an era of COVID-19?

A panel of speakers from the ANU and beyond, including both senior researchers and PhD students will address these and similar issues. Please join us and share your own experiences, or to pick up tips and helpful advice.

SPEAKERS - Dr. Amalinda Savirani, Universitas Gadjah Mada - Assoc. Prof. John McCarthy, ANU - Ms Lila Sari, ANU - Dr Eva Nisa ANU

A recording of this event is available on Vimeo

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