Doing Critical Ethnography
- Jim Thomas - Northern Illinois University, USA
Qualitative Research Methods
Ethnography | Qualitative Research (General) | Sociological Research Methods
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.
This is a helpful text for anyone choosing to do ethnography and encourages them to think through how you engage reflexively with the process.
Insightful and a rich source for research. Would recommend for Masters students
well-written and thought provoking
A useful text but not suitable for the course