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 a folk taxonomy identifies the relationships among the folk terms ; such relationships can be expressed diagrammatically and enable the analyst to build up visual representations of how sets of cultural knowledge are ...
This latter is what escapes us if we approach our fellow creature using only the categories of our intellect.26 Another way of taking experience seriously as a source of ethnographic knowledge is provided by Carlo Ginzburg's recent ...
The implication of this anti - foundationalist argument is that knowledge claims are always open to potential challenge , so that the old dream of a scientific method that would compel consensus is out of reach .
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Strategy for Analyzing L Schatzman and A Strauss
Grounded Theory and Field Research Derek Layder
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