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dc.contributor.authorLangtone Maunganidzeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-10T06:37:42Z-
dc.date.available2024-05-10T06:37:42Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.urihttps://cris.library.msu.ac.zw//handle/11408/6125-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the methodological challenges and ethical dilemmas posed by gatekeepers in migration research. Although the topic has been an issue of interest and debate among research practitioners globally, it continues to attract fervent scholarly attention. This paper contributes to this growing body of scholarship by focusing on research in contentious terrains, particularly undocumented or irregular migration. The paper explores how the negotiated transactions and interactions between researchers and gatekeepers have continued to colour the research discourse especially in the African context. It maintains that gaining access to research sites and (or) populations is an ever evolving, multi-layered and complex power balancing art which is characterised by compromises and trade-offs as each party seeks to protect its own interests. As central elements to securing entry, access and consent, gatekeepers have a profound capacity to both enable and constrain data collection. Finally, the paper provides some suggestions for formulating strategies to assist researchers to manage gatekeepers.en_US
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dc.publisherBotswana Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBotswana Notes and Recordsen_US
dc.subjectGatekeepersen_US
dc.subjectmigration researchen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Migrant Researchen_US
dc.subjectmigrationen_US
dc.titleGetting to Grips with Gatekeepers in African Migrant Researchen_US
dc.typeresearch articleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://www.jstor.org/stable/27010836-
dc.contributor.affiliationMidlands State University, Zimbabween_US
dc.relation.issn0525-5090en_US
dc.description.volume51en_US
dc.description.startpage49en_US
dc.description.endpage63en_US
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