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Problematising Identity, Positionality, and Adequacy in HCI4D Fieldwork: A Reflection

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Problematising Identity, Positionality, and Adequacy in HCI4D Fieldwork : A Reflection. / Adamu, Muhammad Sadi.

AfriCHI 2021: In 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI 2021), March 08–12, 2021, Maputo, Mozambique. . New York, NY, USA : ACM, 2021. p. 1-10.

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Adamu, MS 2021, Problematising Identity, Positionality, and Adequacy in HCI4D Fieldwork: A Reflection. in AfriCHI 2021: In 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI 2021), March 08–12, 2021, Maputo, Mozambique. . ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-10.

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Adamu, M. S. (Accepted/In press). Problematising Identity, Positionality, and Adequacy in HCI4D Fieldwork: A Reflection. In AfriCHI 2021: In 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI 2021), March 08–12, 2021, Maputo, Mozambique. (pp. 1-10). ACM.

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Adamu MS. Problematising Identity, Positionality, and Adequacy in HCI4D Fieldwork: A Reflection. In AfriCHI 2021: In 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI 2021), March 08–12, 2021, Maputo, Mozambique. . New York, NY, USA: ACM. 2021. p. 1-10

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Adamu, Muhammad Sadi. / Problematising Identity, Positionality, and Adequacy in HCI4D Fieldwork : A Reflection. AfriCHI 2021: In 3rd African Human-Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI 2021), March 08–12, 2021, Maputo, Mozambique. . New York, NY, USA : ACM, 2021. pp. 1-10

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