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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Furthermore , it was possible to use different methods of investigation to verify the data obtained . Booth's work did not , therefore , rest upon a single method or a single problem .
More importantly , the Webbs were aware that observational methods had to be combined with other methods in the course of social investigation . Here again , the similarity with the anthropological approach to field research advocated ...
How was this accomplished in terms of their actual methods of working ? What research methods were used in the monographs supervised by Park and Burgess ? These questions are central to accounting for the transformation that Chicago ...
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The Place of Field Work in Social Science
Approaches to Field Research Robert G Burgess
The Meaning of Fieldwork Buford H Junker
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