Ethnography and Qualitative Design in Educational Research, 2nd Edition / Edition 2by M. LeCompte, Judith Preissle, Renata Tesch, Judith Preissle
Pub. Date: 01/08/1993
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
An exciting addition to the field of ethnography, this revised and expanded textbook addresses ethical and theoretical concerns central to research in psychology, sociology, and anthropology - an interdisciplinary approach rarely utilized in other text. Like the First Edition, this book explains ways to collect data, methods for assuring the quality of that data, and the techniques and tools used to organize results, conclusions, and interpretations. The Second Edition diverges in that it demonstrates the delicate yet profound relationship between researchers and the material and participants under study. The authors investigate, interpret, and synthesize how each faction informs and affects the others' behavior, as well as the subsequent affect of these interactions on the results. The book discusses the historical development of ethnography and the fundamentals of how to do qualitative and ethnographic research. Other chapters address the problem of selection and of selection and research design, the issues involved in choosing relevant populations and in selecting and sampling qualitative data, and describe how populations are conceptualized. Resource and references lists are expanded to include the most recent developments. Accordingly, the use of computers as analytic tools is now addressed. This book will be of great value for both students and researchers concerned about the effects of theory and interpretation in the research process.
* Explores the investigative traditions and terminologies of the various interdisciplinary fields
* Now includes chapters on critical, postmodern, collaborative, and feministic perspectives on the purposes andimplementation of research
* Contains an expanded use of concrete examples.
* Traces the role of research in cultural anthropolgoy and field sociology to its current use in ethnography, educational anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines
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Table of ContentsCharacteristics and Origins of Qualitative and Ethnographic Research in Education.
Considerations on Selecting a Research Design.
Selecting and Sampling in Qualitative Research.
The Role and Experience of the Researcher.
The Role of Theory in the Research Process.
Data Collection Strategies.
Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data.
Personal Computers in Qualitative Research.
Evaluating Qualitative Design.
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