Fieldwork is one of the richest research methods in the Social Sciences. Originally, the preserve of anthropologists, notably Bronislaw Malinowski, it has now achieved a much wider relevance. This four volume set provides the most systematic guide to the method.
Volume 1 addresses the Origins and Definitions of Fieldwork and includes sections on the meaning of Fieldwork, Fieldwork and Theory, Early Fieldwork, Fieldwork and Fieldworkers.
Volume 2 concentrates on the Fieldwork Experience and covers the History of Fieldwork, Sampling in the Field, Observing in the Field, Field Talk (Interviews and Conversations), Documents and the Field, Visual Methods and Fieldwork and Reflecting On Fieldwork Experience.
Volume 3 focuses on Ethics and Politics in Fieldwork and includes sections on The Relevance of Politics and Ethics, Taking Sides, Sensitive and Stressful Situations, Dilemmas and Responsibilities.
Volume 4 addresses the Analysis, Outcomes and Reflections of Fieldwork and includes sections on Analyzing Fieldwork, Fieldwork and the Author, Representing Fieldwork, Autoethnography and Writing Method and Leaving The Field.
The collection is a superb addition to the series, providing readers with a comprehensive and indispensable critical guide to Fieldwork.
Christopher Pole lectures in Sociology at the University of Leicester
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The development of relatively cheap , fast and safe world travel has meant that many of the locations of early fieldwork have become destinations for holiday makers and not so intrepid travellers . Knowledge about the world ...
The early chapters contain one of the clearest statements ever published on the relationship among problem , method , and technique . Glaser , Barney G. and Anselm Strauss , The Discovery of Grounded Theory : Strategies for Qualitative ...
In the early part of the year 1857 , a human skeleton was discovered in a limestone cave in the Neanderthal , near Hochdal , between Düsseldorf and Elberfeld . ... I drew up an account of its remarkable conformation , which was ... read ...
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