Doing Ethnographies is an introductory and applied guide to ethnographic methods. It focuses on those methods - participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, and video/photographic work - that allow us to understand the lived, everyday world.
Informed by the authors′ fieldwork experience, the book covers the relation between theory, practice and writing, and demonstrates how methods work in the field, so preparing the first-time ethnographer for the loss of control and direction often experienced.
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... up the pros and cons of entering their chosen country on a tourist visa (Sidaway 1992), a processes which raises some thorny political and ethical issues about who should control what kinds of research get done by whom and where.
Increasingly an 'ethical review' of your proposed research may have to be written for assessment and approval by internal and/or external assessors before your 'field' research can formally start. The UK's Economic and Social Research ...
However, they also often seem to rest upon questionable assumptions about how research should be organised, how it can be done well and how institutional politics affect how ethical standards are assessed and monitored in different ...
First, there are those with a capital E that comprise the broad and fixed principles that might help to shape our plans when research proposals and 'ethical reviews' have to be submitted. And, second, there are those with a lower case e ...
... world where behaving ethically often doesn't seem to be the foremost consideration shaping other people's actions. ... of us can act like a saint who is able to go into and emerge from their research unscathed by ethical wrongdoing.