Ethnographic Methods / Edition 2

Ethnographic Methods / Edition 2

by Karen O'Reilly
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415561817

ISBN-13: 9780415561815

Pub. Date: 02/01/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This new edition of Karen O'Reilly's popular Ethnographic Methods provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the technical, practical and philosophical issues that arise when employing traditional and innovative research methods in relation to human agents.

Using a wide range of case studies and source material to illustrate the dilemmas

Overview

This new edition of Karen O'Reilly's popular Ethnographic Methods provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the technical, practical and philosophical issues that arise when employing traditional and innovative research methods in relation to human agents.

Using a wide range of case studies and source material to illustrate the dilemmas and resolutions that an ethnographic researcher may encounter, this textbook guides the reader from the initial design and planning stages through to the analysis and writing-up. It explores the historical and philosophical foundations of ethnographic research and goes on to cover a range of relevant topics such as participant observation, qualitative interviews, (focus) group interviews and visual data collection and analysis.

Having been substantially revised and updated, the second edition includes new discussions of emerging practices such as reflexive ethnography and autoethnographic accounts, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to new directions in the field - including virtual, mobile, multi-sited and global ethnography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415561815
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vi
Introduction to ethnographic methods     1
Where to begin     25
Ethical ethnography     59
Participating and observing     84
Interviews: asking questions of individuals and groups     112
Practical issues in interviewing     139
Visual data and other things     157
Ethnographic analysis: from writing down to writing up     175
Writing, reflexivity and autobiography     205
Bibliography     229
Index     243

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