It Doesn't Rain it Pours—Reflections on Fieldwork in The Academic Year 2019/20. / Holmes, Stephen.

New Trends in Qualitative Research. ed. / Elizabeth M Pope; Catarina Brandão; Cedric G Sanders; Nuria Fabrellas. Vol. 6 Portugal : Ludomedia, 2021. p. 32-40.

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It Doesn't Rain it Pours—Reflections on Fieldwork in The Academic Year 2019/20. / Holmes, Stephen.

New Trends in Qualitative Research. ed. / Elizabeth M Pope; Catarina Brandão; Cedric G Sanders; Nuria Fabrellas. Vol. 6 Portugal : Ludomedia, 2021. p. 32-40.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Holmes, S 2021, It Doesn't Rain it Pours—Reflections on Fieldwork in The Academic Year 2019/20. in EM Pope, C Brandão, CG Sanders & N Fabrellas (eds), New Trends in Qualitative Research. vol. 6, Ludomedia, Portugal, pp. 32-40. https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.6.2021.32-40

APA

Holmes, S. (2021). It Doesn't Rain it Pours—Reflections on Fieldwork in The Academic Year 2019/20. In E. M. Pope, C. Brandão, C. G. Sanders, & N. Fabrellas (Eds.), New Trends in Qualitative Research (Vol. 6, pp. 32-40). Ludomedia. https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.6.2021.32-40

Vancouver

Holmes S. It Doesn't Rain it Pours—Reflections on Fieldwork in The Academic Year 2019/20. In Pope EM, Brandão C, Sanders CG, Fabrellas N, editors, New Trends in Qualitative Research. Vol. 6. Portugal: Ludomedia. 2021. p. 32-40 https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.6.2021.32-40

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Holmes, Stephen. / It Doesn't Rain it Pours—Reflections on Fieldwork in The Academic Year 2019/20. New Trends in Qualitative Research. editor / Elizabeth M Pope ; Catarina Brandão ; Cedric G Sanders ; Nuria Fabrellas. Vol. 6 Portugal : Ludomedia, 2021. pp. 32-40

BibTeX

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