While providing an introduction to basic principles and strategies, Participant Observation also explores the philosophy and methodology underlying the actual practice of participant observation. Taking a thoroughly practical approach to the methods of participant observation, Danny L. Jorgensen illustrates these methods with both classic and current research studies. By using the materials in this book, the reader can begin conducting participant observation research on their own.
The Methodology of Participant Observation
The Process of Defining a Problem
Gaining Entrée to a Setting
Participating in Everyday Life
Developing and Sustaining Field Relationships
Observing and Gathering Information
Notes, Records, and Files
Analyzing and Theorizing
Leaving the Field and Communicating Results
This is a well written manual for any undergraduate looking to conduct participant observations as part of their research project. Highly recommended.