Project redemption: Conducting research with informal workers in New York city

Mallika Bose, Caprice Knapp, Margaret Susan Winchester, Agustina Besada, Amelia Browning

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Abstract

Informal workers are a challenging group to work with, due to geographically dispersed locations, undocumented migrants, and other forms of vulnerability. We discuss the process through which we gained entry to work with informal workers in New York City. We work with “canners”, a population which collects recyclables and deposits them at a redemption center to collect cash refunds. Partnering with a nonprofit organization solves issues of group organization, but difficulties remain in building relationships with individuals. We used a combination of in-person meetings, an iterative and collaborative research design, and incentives to lay the groundwork for multi-method research with this group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Public Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages65-73
Number of pages9
Edition9783319776842
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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NameSpringerBriefs in Public Health
Number9783319776842
ISSN (Print)2192-3698
ISSN (Electronic)2192-3701

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Bose, M., Knapp, C., Winchester, M. S., Besada, A., & Browning, A. (2018). Project redemption: Conducting research with informal workers in New York city. In SpringerBriefs in Public Health (9783319776842 ed., pp. 65-73). (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; No. 9783319776842). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77685-9_6
Bose, Mallika ; Knapp, Caprice ; Winchester, Margaret Susan ; Besada, Agustina ; Browning, Amelia. / Project redemption : Conducting research with informal workers in New York city. SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319776842. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2018. pp. 65-73 (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; 9783319776842).
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Project redemption : Conducting research with informal workers in New York city. / Bose, Mallika; Knapp, Caprice; Winchester, Margaret Susan; Besada, Agustina; Browning, Amelia.

SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319776842. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2018. p. 65-73 (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; No. 9783319776842).

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Bose M, Knapp C, Winchester MS, Besada A, Browning A. Project redemption: Conducting research with informal workers in New York city. In SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319776842 ed. Springer International Publishing. 2018. p. 65-73. (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; 9783319776842). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77685-9_6