Key Concepts in Ethnography
- Karen O'Reilly - Loughborough University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Ethnography | Social Research Methods | Sociological Research Methods
- Paul Miller, University of Cumbria
"A very good introduction to ethnographic research, particularly useful for first time researchers."
- Heather Macdonald, Chester University
"The perfect introductory guide for students embarking on qualitative research for the first time... This should be of aid to the ethnographic novice in their navigating what is a theoretically complex and changing methodological field."
- Patrick Turner, London Metropolitan University
An accessible, authoritative, non-nonsense guide to the key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography, this book:
- Explores and summarises the basic and related issues in ethnography that are covered nowhere else in a single text.
- Examines key topics like sampling, generalising, participant observation and rapport, as well as embracing new fields such as virtual, visual and multi-sighted ethnography and issues such as reflexivity, writing and ethics.
- Presents each concept comprehensively yet critically, alongside relevant examples.
This is not quite an encyclopaedia but far more than a dictionary. It is comprehensive yet brief. It is small and neat, easy to hold and flick through. It is what students and researchers have been waiting for.
Good source for topic area
Gets to th eheart of the topic
Recommended for those undertaking research in organisations with an ethnographic slant
An excellent, easy to use text that students can both read and refer to with ease.
useful as an overview to the practice of ethnography, including within an education sphere.
This is a wonderful textbook! If only all introductory texts were written a clearly and as informatively. I would recommend this book to anyone studying an introductory course in ethnography.
An excellent introduction to ethnography for final year undergraduate and also postgraduate students
An excellent introductry tex for students about to engage in an ethnographic study
Karen O'Reilly's Key Concepts in Ethnography is the perfect introductory guide for students embarking on qualitative research for the first time. Its brief entries manage at once to clearly delineate a particular core aspect, school or tendency in ethnography and to direct the reader to further study. This should be of aid to the ethnographic novice in their navigating what is a theoretically complex and changing methodological field.
This is an excellent reference guide for students new to ethnography.