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 work continued for several years ; when at last they did the field work for a series of volumes entitled Religious Influences , they described not merely the feeble religious institutions of East London , but also the recreational ...
From the perspective of social process , institutions and social movements have no absolute spatial boundaries and no absolute beginnings or ends . Their parameters and properties are conceptual discoveries , and then , only for ...
We were perplexed : Who would think that life in a total institution was fun after reading Goffman's account ? ... 93 ) Goffman's account convinces us that mental institutions are terrible places that would worsen anyone's mental state ...
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Approaches to Field Research Robert G Burgess
The Meaning of Fieldwork Buford H Junker
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