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Key Concepts in Ethnography
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Key Concepts in Ethnography



November 2008 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"An accessible and entertaining read, useful to anybody interested in the ethnographic method."
- 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.

 
Access
 
Analysis
 
Asking Questions
 
Case Study
 
Chicago School
 
Coding
 
Computer Software
 
Covert
 
Critical Ethnography
 
Ethics
 
Feminist Ethnography
 
Fieldnotes
 
Focus Groups and Group Discussions
 
Generalisation
 
Going 'Native'
 
Grounded Theory
 
Holism
 
Inductive and Deductive
 
Insider Ethnographies
 
Interpretivism
 
Interviews and Conversations
 
Key Informants and Gatekeepers
 
Malinowski
 
Multi-sited and Mobile Ethnographies
 
Participant Observation
 
Participant Observer Oxymoron
 
Positivism
 
Postmodern Ethnographies
 
Rapport
 
Realism
 
Reflexivity
 
Sampling
 
Team Ethnography
 
Time
 
Virtual Ethnography
 
Visual Ethnography
 
Writing
 
Where to find other ethnographic concepts

This is an excellent reference guide for students new to ethnography.

Mrs Jenna Murray de Lopez
Department of Social Work, Salford University
April 4, 2011

Clearly written and accessible.

Dr Diane Roberts
Inst of Primary Care & Health Sci Res, Keele University
January 14, 2011

A very good introduction to ethnographic research, particularly useful for first time researchers.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
September 29, 2010

An accessible and entertaining read, useful to anybody interested in the ethnographic method.

Dr Paul Miller
School of Sport, University of Cumbria
March 25, 2010
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Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF


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