Definitions for "Field research"
methodology involving the investigator's observation or research subjects within their usual environmental (physical and social) conditions of life.
A kind of study that looks at people in their everyday world, not in a laboratory or other special setting. The everyday world is the “field.” This research is usually not “experimental.
a type of research during which social scientists record their observations of communities (e.g., communities being affected by possible exposures to hazardous substances).
Collecting data about a subject at the site as opposed to only learning about it from books and other media.