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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We wanted to show how these research methods worked (together) both in principle and in practice. We wanted to work out, and pass on, what we (should have) learned from our often strange and strained experiences of getting this type of ...
Very few methodological advisories are written in the middle of research projects, and understandably so. ... We've also talked quite a few undergraduate and postgraduate students through this process over the years.
This book is an attempt to provide a grounded, process-oriented view of ethnographic research. Parts of this book may be useful in preparing a research proposal, because they outline how a variety of qualitative research methods can be ...
INTRODUCTION In the 1970s, humanist geographers began to incorporate ethnographic methods into their research as a reaction to ... of everyday social and cultural processes (e.g. Ley 1974, 1988; Rowles 1978a; Seamon 1979; Western 1981).
... ethnographic researchers have had to fend off criticisms of the 'mere subjectivity' of their conclusions. Our intention in this section, then, is to argue that, in using ethnographic methods, it is an extremely good idea for the ...