Essential Ethnographic Methods: Observations, Interviews and Questionnaires / Edition 2

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Book Two of the Ethnographer's Toolkit series provides the reader with an introduction to participant and non-participant observation, interviewing, and ethnographically informed survey research, including systematically administered structured interviews and questionnaires. These essential methods are the basic building blocks of data collection, providing researchers with tools to answer key questions: "What's happening in this setting?"; "Who is engaging in what kind of activities?"; and "Why are they doing what they're doing?" The authors describe when and how to use these basic techniques and offer numerous examples of how these methods have worked in community-based research, action research, participant action research and mixed method projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761991441
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: Ethnographer's Toolkit Series , #2
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,398,500
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean S. Schensul is founding director and senior scientist at the Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut.
Margaret D. LeCompte is professor emerita of education and sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 1. Conceptualizing Ethnographic Research chapter 3 2. Operationalization chapter 4 3. Unstructured Interviewing and Observation chapter 5 4. Semi-structured Interviewing and Observation chapter 6 5. The Ethnographic Survey chapter 7 6. Accessing Archival Data chapter 8 7. Triangulating chapter 9 About the Authors, Artists, and Editors chapter 10 Index

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