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Key Concepts in Ethnography

Key Concepts in Ethnography

November 2008 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
At last, an accessible, authoritative, no-nonsense guide to the key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography.

Key Features
  • 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 not quite an encyclopedia but far more than a dictionary. This outstanding teaching and research resource is comprehensive yet brief. It is small and neat, easy to hold and flick through, and it is exactly what students and researchers have been waiting for.

Asking Questions
Case Study
Chicago School
Computer Software
Critical Ethnography
Feminist Ethnography
Focus Groups and Group Discussions
Going 'Native'
Grounded Theory
Inductive and Deductive
Insider Ethnographies
Interviews and Conversations
Key Informants and Gatekeepers
Multi-sited and Mobile Ethnographies
Participant Observation
Participant Observer Oxymoron
Postmodern Ethnographies
Team Ethnography
Virtual Ethnography
Visual Ethnography
Where to find other ethnographic concepts

This is an excellent reference guide for students new to ethnography.

Mrs Jenna Murray de Lopez
Department of Social Work, Salford University
April 4, 2011

Clearly written and accessible.

Dr Diane Roberts
Inst of Primary Care & Health Sci Res, Keele University
January 14, 2011

A very good introduction to ethnographic research, particularly useful for first time researchers.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
September 29, 2010

An accessible and entertaining read, useful to anybody interested in the ethnographic method.

Dr Paul Miller
School of Sport, University of Cumbria
March 25, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF

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