Key Concepts in Ethnography
- Karen O'Reilly - Loughborough University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
- Addresses and summarizes the basic and related issues in ethnography that are covered nowhere else in a single text
- Examines topics like 'sampling' and 'generalizing' as well as embracing new fields such as virtual, visual and multi-sighted ethnography
- Discusses time-honored themes such as key informants, access, participant observation and rapport are here as well as key contemporary issues such as reflexivity, writing, and ethics
- Presents each concept comprehensively yet critically, with relevant examples
This is a very attractive and welcoming text that is extremely lucid, engaging and often humorous. The author manages to pack the text with many, many relevant examples from key ethnographies, as well as drawing upon her own research experiences and writings. This book is very student friendly which is a major advantage and has found a niche in tone, approach and content; I will refer to it in my own work and teaching.
Good source for topic area
Gets to th eheart of the topic
Recommended for those undertaking research in organisations with an ethnographic slant
An excellent, easy to use text that students can both read and refer to with ease.
useful as an overview to the practice of ethnography, including within an education sphere.
This is a wonderful textbook! If only all introductory texts were written a clearly and as informatively. I would recommend this book to anyone studying an introductory course in ethnography.
An excellent introduction to ethnography for final year undergraduate and also postgraduate students
An excellent introductry tex for students about to engage in an ethnographic study
Karen O'Reilly's Key Concepts in Ethnography is the perfect introductory guide for students embarking on qualitative research for the first time. Its brief entries manage at once to clearly delineate a particular core aspect, school or tendency in ethnography and to direct the reader to further study. This should be of aid to the ethnographic novice in their navigating what is a theoretically complex and changing methodological field.