What Is Research Fatigue?
Simply put, research fatigue is being tired of being researched. In many cases the researchers have found that factors other than research play into the condition of fatigue in these rural energy communities - such as being bombarded by media and often misquoted.
An oil pump next to a state park near Odessa, TX.
What is Research Fatigue?
Julia Haggerty and Kris Smith share an overview of research fatigue. (video length: 1:25)
For members of a community experiencing intense industrial development, it is difficult to quickly distinguish between a researcher, a member of the media, and anyone else from outside the community.
How Outsider Fatigue is Different from Research Fatigue
Kris Smith discusses how research fatigue intersects with outsider fatigue. (video length: 0:57)