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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An important analysis of interview data that examines actors ' accounting devices is the study of scientists ' descriptions of scientific discoveries reported by Gilbert and Mulkay ( 1980 ) . They report how scientists ' talk draws on a ...
It is archetypical of the generation of ethnographies that successfully established participant - observation's scientific validity . The story of research built into Argonauts , into Mead's popular work on Samoa , into We the Tikopia ...
separate kinds : literary and scientific . Literature , from the 17th century onward , was associated with fiction , rhetoric , and subjectivity , whereas science was associated with fact , “ plain language , " and objectivity ...
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