Title

Mental Health and Fieldwork

DOI

10.1017/S1049096520001055

Abstract

Researchers discuss the logistics of successful fieldwork but not the mental health considerations that fieldwork and the research process introduce. Successful fieldwork and fruitful academic careers hinge on acknowledging and managing our mental health. We discuss peer-support networks, secondary trauma, coping skills, therapy, and researchers’ mental health options before, during, and after fieldwork.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-10-2020

Publisher Statement

Copyright © The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the American Political Science Association.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096520001055

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