Expertise

My experience as a researcher expands over 15 years generating data and producing different kinds of reports on the findings. I have conducted extensive fieldwork using ethnographic methods in the social sciences that include observation, in-depth interviews, life stories, and discussion groups. These techniques allow to gather first-hand information directly from individuals and other relevant sources.

Steps in research:

Design plan

Data gathering; documentation

Thick description

Analysis and interpretation

Report

Depending on the purposes of the research, the study may include quantitative methods to measure phenomena and generate statistics, or include documental research. This data is often employed to generate context or identify relevant trends.

When the objective of the study is to capture the micro, particularly in relation to individuals or groups, qualitative methodology is best suited. These methods provide detailed information and descriptions that are the basis for the interpretation of data.

A research usually results in a report, published text or other form of dissemination. I have worked with different formats and audiences that include academic publications, journalistic articles, advice and briefing for organizations and think-tanks, and museum materials. The form of dissemination can be a text, but it can also include a visual support, like images and videos.