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Reflections on Fieldwork in Saudi. PhD student Jaber Alruwaili University of East Anglia School of Education. Value and Virtue Conference . Contents. Part I: Background and Context Part II: Saudi Culture Part III: Methodology & Reflections. Part I: Background and Context. World map.

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Reflections on fieldwork in saudi

Reflections on Fieldwork in Saudi

PhD student Jaber Alruwaili

University of East Anglia

School of Education

Value and Virtue Conference


Contents
Contents

  • Part I: Background and Context

  • Part II: Saudi Culture

  • Part III: Methodology & Reflections



Brief profile of the country

Part I: Background and Context

Brief profile of the country

  • Population

  • Borders

  • Climate

  • Language

  • Administrative provinces

  • Economy

  • Education


Saudi culture

Part II: Saudi Culture

Saudi Culture

  • Islam


Saudi culture1

Part II: Saudi Culture

Saudi Culture

  • Family values

  • Communication and relationship


Getting started

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Getting started

Practical reasons: 1) Creswell’s observation. 2) An array of well-known scholars

Intrinsic interest: personal intellectual motivation.


Two case studies

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Two case studies

  • Case study 1: Aljouf Directorate for girls

  • Case study 2: Eastern Directorate for boys


Choosing methods of data collection

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Choosing methods of data collection

  • Primary and Secondary Data

  • Structured interviews

  • Unstructured observation


Sampling

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Sampling

  • Typical administrations

  • Representative of these administrations


An approach to recruiting participants

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

An approach to recruiting participants

  • Advice from the literature.

  • Requests through official “circular”

  • Cordial invitation.

  • ‘Future of our children’

  • Female manager.

  • Tribal connection


Pilot and exploratory study of the instrument

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Pilot and exploratory study of the instrument

  • Review of interview schedule

  • ‘Dress rehearsal’ (Yin, 2009)


Data analysis

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Data analysis

  • Techniques of Analysis (Kvale and Brinkmann, 2009)

  • Computer Assisted Tools

  • Transcription process.

  • Writing &Translation process


Ethics of research

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Ethics of Research

  • Confidentiality (S, SS or Sara)

  • Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form

  • Final thesis and language (Albugami, 2007)

  • A horrific incident


Authenticity and quality of the research

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Authenticity and quality of the research

multiple sources of evidence


Authenticity and quality of the research1

Part III: Methodology & Reflections

Authenticity and quality of the research

  • Relatively standardized approach

  • Trial session (novice coder & checker coder)