The great editors at The Society Pages invited me to discuss multi-sited fieldwork on Give Methods a Chance, a podcast devoted to research methods in practice. It enables a broad audience to listen to top scholars introduce a multitude of approaches to answer important questions and share stories about their experiences studying the social world.
In this episode of Give Methods a Chance, we talk with Kathryn Henne, a Senior Research Fellow at the Regulatory Institutions Network, an interdisciplinary research center housed at the Australian National University. We discuss Kathryn’s experience conducting multi-sited fieldwork when researching her book Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport. As she explains,
This approach seeks to provide a nuanced understanding of how those localized and observable settings are conditioned, but also connected by those globalized dynamics which may not appear at first sight when you are in one particular site. So it really allows us to trace those processes and movements using qualitative methods.