Methodology and Fieldwork

Methodology and Fieldwork

by Vinay Kumar Srivastava
     
 

"This reader provides a cross disciplinary account of research methodology, covering the character of social research, fieldwork, ethnography, and survey research as also the ethical and ideological issues involved in doing research." "The contributions from well-known ethnographers and social scientists highlight the nature of social research, and conceptualize… See more details below

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"This reader provides a cross disciplinary account of research methodology, covering the character of social research, fieldwork, ethnography, and survey research as also the ethical and ideological issues involved in doing research." "The contributions from well-known ethnographers and social scientists highlight the nature of social research, and conceptualize social reality and its dimensions. They discuss the importance of classification, the relevance of comparison and restudy in social research, and the possibility of arriving as close as possible to the subject's point of view." This collection of essays on methodology and fieldwork is an indispensable read for students, teachers and researchers across disciplines, particularly those from sociology, social anthropology, and other branches of social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195667271
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Vinay Kumar Srivastava, Reader in Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Delhi University

Table of Contents

ICharacter of social research51
On reality : its perception and construction57
On classification80
The first intersubjectivity : the anthropologist and the native85
To contrast and compare94
The comparative method and the standpoint of the investigator112
Restudies in anthropology132
IIIntensive fieldwork and ethnography149
Ethnography : method and product157
In pursuit of anthropology191
Informal collaborations as an aspect of urban anthropological fieldwork : experiences from Jaipur City208
Fieldwork in Rishi Valley School240
Sparks of contingency : photography and anthropology in India257
IIISurveys and documents265
Caste and world view : the application of survey research methods272
Perceptions of princely rule : perspectives from a biography288
Becoming a diarist : Amar Singh's construction of an Indian personal document308
Study of changes in the Indian family328
Networks338
IVEthical and ideological issues347
Problems in practice354
Search for women's voices : reflections on fieldwork, 1968-93371
Collecting the life history of an Indian untouchable389
The insider versus the outsider in the study of cultures413
The native anthropologist : constraints and strategies in research421
On payments to respondents436

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