(From Steve Crossley, People in the Urban Landscape, London, Macdonald Educational, 1988, p. 11)
In the picture you can see the main stages involved in a fieldwork investigation.
First of all, you need to have a great idea. Where to find it? The main sources for your inspiration are the world around you: newspapers, magazines, conversations, observations, books, television or radio programmes…
You also need to define perfectly the question, issue or problem you want to study.
And you have to decide on the data you need to collect for your search.
Then, you must collect the data, analyse them and present them in your essay.
Finally, you have to conclude offering personal reflections about the studied question, issue or problem.
Have a good travel!