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5 Insider Tips—How to Be Fieldwork Ready

Veteran researcher Dr. Sara Vero from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, shares expert tips on how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your field visits. 

Have you thought of absolutely everything?

As a researcher, you’re likely an expert in your specialty. You’ve probably meticulously planned everything about how to make your experiment run effectively. But it’s the little things that can make or break a field study. And many researchers forget to think about the soft skills of field work. Small things like not getting the timing right, ineffective sampling skills, or being subject to undue pressures or exposure can slow you down, bring your experiment to a halt—or worse—cause serious problems with the quality of your data.

Get more out of every field visit

In this 30-minute webinar, veteran researcher Dr. Sara Vero, lecturer in Agriculture Science at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, and author of the book, Fieldwork Ready: An Introductory Guide to Field Research for Agriculture, Environment, and Soil Scientists | Wiley, shares expert tips on how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your field visits. Learn:

  • How to identify hazards and risks in fieldwork
  • How to make a safety plan
  • How to choose the right vehicle for field work and use it responsibly and effectively
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • How to use a two- or three-person team effectively for training, data quality control, and as a touchstone
  • Effective sampling procedures, and more

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Presenter

Dr. Sara Vero is a researcher and lecturer in agricultural science. Her work focuses on soil physics, chemistry and water quality. Dr. Vero’s new book, Fieldwork Ready: An Introductory Guide to Field Research for Agriculture, Environment, and Soil Scientists | Wiley is a guide to field research in agricultural and environmental science. Fieldwork Ready introduces readers to the fundamental elements of planning, preparedness, and best practice that help field researchers to run successful experiments and investigations.

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