Helping ethnographers devise a clearly articulated explanation of their methods, this book argues that norms about discussing methods in ethnographies are underdeveloped. The book considers what ought to be normative in methods discussions within ethnography - from the research design to the end product.
Discusses the qualitative elements of ethnography for students and journal reviewers. Covers issues of validity, reliability, and generalizability, and constructs a framework for evaluating traditional scientific ethnographies, as well as postmodern, poetic, and other nonscientific work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Alex Stewart joined Marquette University in 2000 after ten years on the faculty of Texas Tech University. He is a past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, Program Chair and Co-Convener of the Organization Science Winter Conference, and Program Chair of the Family Enterprise Research Conference (for which he serves on the board). He has taught in virtually all levels for many different student groups and enjoyed them all, and currently focuses on leading the Entrepreneurship major and launching a non-business minor for MU undergraduates. His emerging research will focus on the photo-ethnographic study of kinship and entrepreneurship.