Overview

Thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten, the third edition of this popular textbook is now even more relevant and useful for students and researchers. New material includes new chapters on the use of visual research methods, recent advances in feminist theory, new regimes of research regulation and a new conclusion.
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Ethnography

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Overview

Thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten, the third edition of this popular textbook is now even more relevant and useful for students and researchers. New material includes new chapters on the use of visual research methods, recent advances in feminist theory, new regimes of research regulation and a new conclusion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203944769
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/19/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 278
  • File size: 767 KB

Meet the Author

Martyn Hammersley is Professor of Educational and Social Research at the Open University. His early research was in the sociology of education, focusing in particular on teachers' perspectives, patterns of classroom interaction, and assessment regimes. More recently he has investigated the representation of social research findings in the mass media. His most recent books are Taking Sides in Social Research (2000), Educational Research: Policy Making and Practice (2002), and Media Bias in Reporting Social Research? (2006).

Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University, where he is Associate Director of the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics. His main research interests include the sociology of cultural production, the sociology of medical knowleddge, with particular emphasis on the social consequences of new genetic technologies and the development of qualitative research methods, including applications of information technology. His most recent books have been Everyday Arias: An Operatic Ethnography (2005) and Interactionism with William Housley (2003). Together with Sara Delamont he edits the journal Qualitative Research.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1. What is Ethnography? 2. Research Design: Problems, Cases, and Samples 3. Access 4. Field Relations 5. Oral Accounts and the Role of Interviewing 6. Documents and other Artefacts, Real and Virtual 7. Recording and Organizing Data 8. The Process of Analysis 9. Writing Ethnography 10. Ethics. Epilogue

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