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Ethnography

Ethnography

A Way of Seeing

  • Author: Harry F. Wolcott, University of Oregon; (d. 2012)
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • ISBN: 0759120609
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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Harry Wolcott discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies, offering important suggestions on improving and deepening research practices for both novice and expert researchers.

Ethnography

Ethnography

  • Author: Brewer, John
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335202683
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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Although written as a textbook, the contents are research led, informed by the author's own extensive experience of undertaking ethnographic research in dangerous and sensitive locations in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.

Doing Critical Ethnography

Doing Critical Ethnography

  • Author: Jim Thomas
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803939233
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 83
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In this volume, Thomas unites two traditions in social science - critical theory and qualitative research - in an attempt to apply a critical worldview to the conventional logic of cultural inquiry. Rather than standing in opposition to traditional ethnography, it offers a style of considering the direct relationship between knowledge, society, and political action. Thomas addresses the question: If the duty of the researcher entails the righting of social wrongs as well as producing valid research results, how is it possible to juxtapose the two goals? He defines the rules and guidelines for a praxis-oriented ethnographic tradition, one both ideologically engaged and scientifically valid. In addition, he outlines the various types of critical ethnography, explaining the tenets of each and how research can be carried out under these frameworks.

Working Images

Working Images

Visual Research and Representation in Ethnography

  • Author: Sarah Pink,Ana Isabel Afonso
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415306416
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Visual methods offer increasingly accessible & popular resources for ethnographic research. In 'Working Images' experts describe how visual methods can be integrated into fieldwork to produce & communicate knowledge about our own & other cultures.

Film As Ethnography

Film As Ethnography

  • Author: Peter Ian Crawford,Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719036835
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 322
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This work examines the reasons why anthropologists have not used the camera as a research instrument or film as a means of communicating ethnographic knowledge. It suggests that images and words in this discipline operate on different logical levels; that they are hierarchically related; that whereas writings may encompass the images produced by film, the inverse of this cannot be true. The author argues for this position further by suggesting that the visual is to the written mode as "thin description" (giving a record of the form of behaviour) is to "thick description" (giving an account of meaning).

Handbook of Ethnography

Handbook of Ethnography

  • Author: Paul Atkinson,Sara Delamont,Amanda Coffey,John Lofland,Lyn Lofland
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446204820
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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"I wish the Handbook of Ethnography had been available to me as a fledgling ethnographer. I would recommend it for any graduate student who contemplates a career in the field. Likewise for experienced ethnographers who would like the equivalent of a world atlas to help pinpoint their own locations in the field." - Journal of Contemporary Ethnography "No self-respecting qualitative researcher should be without Paul Atkinson's handbook on ethnography. This really is encyclopaedic in concept and scope. Many "big names" in the field have contributed so this has to be the starting point for anyone looking to understand the field in substantive topic, theoretical tradition and methodology." - SRA News Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled, critical guide to its principles and practice. The volume is organized into three sections. The first systematically locates ethnography firmly in its relevant historical and intellectual contexts. The roots of ethnography are pinpointed and the pattern of its development is demonstrated. The second section examines the contribution of ethnography to major fields of substantive research. The impact and strengths and weaknesses of ethnographic method are dealt with authoritatively and accessibly. The third section moves on to examine key debates and issues in ethnography, from the conduct of research through to contemporary arguments. The result is a landmark work in the field, which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisicplinary scholars. The Handbook of Ethnography provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer's bible.

Ethnography

Ethnography

Step-by-Step

  • Author: David M. Fetterman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412950457
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 173
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The Third Edition of the best-selling Ethnography: Step-By-Step guides readers in managing mountains of ethnographic data and making meaningful statements based on that data. The second edition provided coverage of a then "new frontier"--the Internet. This new edition builds on that coverage and offers an up-to-date discussion of technology in ethnography, covering a range of topics from technological tools to research with virtual communities. Other notable additions to this updated classic include increased coverage of ethics in ethnography and updated examples and references from a broader range of fields, so as to represent the landscape of ethnography today. Popular with readers for its friendly and accessible approach, this new edition will be an indispensable resource for doing ethnographic research. It is especially well suited for courses in ethnography, qualitative research methods, and social research methods.

Key Concepts in Ethnography

Key Concepts in Ethnography

  • Author: Karen O'Reilly
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412928648
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 234
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At last, an accessible, authoritative, no-nonsense guide to the key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography. This is not quite an encyclopedia but far more than a dictionary. This outstanding teaching and research resource is comprehensive yet brief. It is small and neat, easy to hold and flick through, and it is exactly what students and researchers have been waiting for.

Ethnography for Marketers

Ethnography for Marketers

A Guide to Consumer Immersion

  • Author: Hy Mariampolski
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761969471
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 252
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Ethnography, with its focus on observed everyday behavior, is quickly becoming the method of choice to identify unmet needs, stimulate novel insights, create strategies and develop new ideas. Hy Mariampolski, author of Qualitative Market Research: A Comprehensive Guide (Sage, 2001) again takes readers on a voyage of discovery in Ethnography for Marketers. These two companion works are essential guides for marketers seeking rich insights into their customers’ thoughts and behaviors.

Ethnography and Virtual Worlds

Ethnography and Virtual Worlds

A Handbook of Method

  • Author: Tom Boellstorff
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691149518
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 237
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Ethnography and Virtual Worlds is the only book of its kind--a concise, comprehensive, and practical guide for students, teachers, designers, and scholars interested in using ethnographic methods to study online virtual worlds, including both game and nongame environments. Written by leading ethnographers of virtual worlds, and focusing on the key method of participant observation, the book provides invaluable advice, tips, guidelines, and principles to aid researchers through every stage of a project, from choosing an online fieldsite to writing and publishing the results. Provides practical and detailed techniques for ethnographic research customized to reflect the specific issues of online virtual worlds, both game and nongame Draws on research in a range of virtual worlds, including Everquest, Second Life, There.com, and World of Warcraft Provides suggestions for dealing with institutional review boards, human subjects protocols, and ethical issues Guides the reader through the full trajectory of ethnographic research, from research design to data collection, data analysis, and writing up and publishing research results Addresses myths and misunderstandings about ethnographic research, and argues for the scientific value of ethnography

Ethnography

Ethnography

  • Author: Alan Bryman
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780761970910
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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Direct Action

Direct Action

An Ethnography

  • Author: David Graeber
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • ISBN: 1904859798
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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A radical anthropologist studies the global justice movement.

Writing Culture

Writing Culture

The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography : a School of American Research Advanced Seminar

  • Author: James Clifford,George E. Marcus
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520057296
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 305
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"Humanists and social scientists alike will profit from reflection on the efforts of the contributors to reimagine anthropology in terms, not only of methodology, but also of politics, ethics, and historical relevance. Every discipline in the human and social sciences could use such a book."--Hayden White, author of "Metahistory"

Being Ethnographic

Being Ethnographic

A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Ethnography

  • Author: Raymond Madden
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526416832
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 421
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Being Ethnographic is an essential introductory guidebook to the methods and applications of doing fieldwork in real-world settings. It discusses the future of ethnography, explores how we understand identity, and sets out the role of technology in a global, networked society. Driven by classic and anecdotal case studies, Being Ethnographic highlights the challenges introduced by the ethnographers' own interests, biases and ideologies and demonstrates the importance of methodological reflexivity. Addressing both the why and how questions of doing ethnography well, Madden demonstrates how both theory and practice can work together to produce insights into the human condition. This fully updated second edition includes: New material on intersubjectivity Information on digital inscription tools A practical guide to qualitative analysis software New coverage of cyberethnography and social media Expanded information on ethnographic possibilities with animals Filled with invaluable advice for applying ethnographic principles in the field, it will give researchers across social sciences everything they need to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.

Ethnography For Education

Ethnography For Education

  • Author: Pole, Christopher,Morrison, Marlene
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 033520600X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 180
  • View: 3058
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Ethnography is a distinctive approach for educational research. The authors argue that the last decade has seen ethnography come of age, not only as a way of doing research, but also as a way of theorizing and making sense of the world. Their approach is concerned with ethnography as process and ethnography as product. This critical celebration of ethnography explores what it can achieve in educational research. The book features: Thorough discussion of definitions of ethnography and its potential for use within educational research Critical introductions to the principal approaches to ethnography Discussions of data analysis and representation and of the challenges facing ethnography Use of educational examples from real research projects throughout. The book offers a distinctive contribution to the literature of ethnography, taking readers beyond a simplistic "how to" approach towards an understanding of the wider contribution ethnography can make to our understanding of educational processes. Ethnography for Education is of value to final-year undergraduates and postgraduates in education and social science disciplines as well as education professionals engaged in practice-based research. Christopher Pole is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Leicester. His research interests are in the areas of the sociology of education, sociology of childhood and the development of qualitative research methods. Recent publications include Practical Social Investigation: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Research and Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children's Work and Labour. Marlene Morrison is Reader in Education Leadership and Director of the Doctorate of Education programme at the University of Lincoln. Her academic background is in the sociology of education and includes research on race equality, health education, perspectives on educational policy and practice, and the ethnography of educational settings. She has researched widely in the education that has included school, further and higher education sectors, and other public services.

Ethnography at the Edge

Ethnography at the Edge

Crime, Deviance, and Field Research

  • Author: Jeff Ferrell
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781555533403
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 309
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Pioneering criminologists and sociologists vividly recount the personal and professional tribulations of conducting field research with deviant and criminal subcultures.

Ethnography in Nursing Research

Ethnography in Nursing Research

  • Author: Janice M. Roper,Jill Shapira
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761908746
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 150
  • View: 9347
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Describing the principles and methods of ethnography used by nurse researchers, the authors demonstrate how to: conduct ethnographic research in health settings; analyze and interpret data collected from field work; make ethical decisions related to the role of being an ethnographer; and how to put ideas in writing.

Ethnography and anthropology

Ethnography and anthropology

  • Author: Gijsbert Adrian Johan van der Sande
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 390
  • View: 9460
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Ethnography

Ethnography

Principles in Practice

  • Author: Martyn Hammersley,Paul Atkinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134221878
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 278
  • View: 978
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Now in its third edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. It offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. New material covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software and the issue of ethical regulation. There is also a new prologue and epilogue. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. What this means is that we must recognize that social research is part of the world that it studies. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify main features of ethnographic work, including: the selection and sampling of cases the problems of access observation and interviewing recording and filing data the process of data analysis and writing research reports. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers utilizing social research methods in the social sciences and cultural studies.

Ethnography

Ethnography

A Research Tool for Policymakers in the Drug & Alcohol Fields

  • Author: Carl Akins,George M. Beschner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drug abuse
  • Page: 128
  • View: 7951
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