The aim of the paper is to present remarks, observations and experiences from the ethnological research of Albanian community in Slovakia. The research was connected with work on the diploma thesis named 'Albanians in Slovakia. Forms, causes and implications of an ethnocultural conflict in the situation of immigration' (2004). The theoretical part of the work focuses on the processes of conflict and their implications connected with the different perception of cultural and social principles. The author presents methods and techniques which were useful in the process of obtaining information from the respondents during field work. Furthermore, he deals with the way of using this information in his work on the diploma thesis.