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Fieldwork, Participation and Practice

Fieldwork, Participation and Practice
Ethics and Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

  • Marlene de Laine - Independent Qualitative Research Consultant, Tea Tree Gully, Australia

240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This timely and topical look at the role of ethics in fieldwork takes into account some of the major issues confronting qualitative researchers. The main purposes of this book are twofold: to promote an understanding of the harmful possibilities of fieldwork; and to provide ways of dealing with ethical problems and dilemmas. To these ends, examples of actual fieldwork are provided that address ethical problems and dilemmas, and posit ways of dealing with them.
The Moral Career of the Qualitative Fieldworker
Scripts and Staging the Self
Back Regions and Sensitive Methods
Roles and Role Performance
Ethical Dilemmas
The Demands and Expectations of Various Audiences

Field Notes
Ethics and the Emotional Self

Textual 'Impression Management' of Self and Others

'I would highly recommend Fieldwork, Participation and Practice: Ethics and Dilemmas in Qualitative Research as a text for the wide range of fields that currently engage in fieldwork. She does an excellent job of moving beyond basic ethical principles and informs the reader of the complexity of contemporary fieldwork' - Forum for Qualitative Social Research

A useful guide for undergraduate and postgraduate research.

Sasha Pleasance
Care & Learning Opportunities, South Devon College
May 14, 2015

Very few occupational therapy students at our university are interested to pursue a master's in this field. But colleagues have been made aware of the book and might order it when then want to work from it - it is a very useful resource.

Dr Sanet Du Toit
Occupational therapy, University of the Free State
November 13, 2012

Interesting text which provides a very indepth analysis of the topic area. An essential read for those who want to avoid some of the pitfalls of this methodological approach

Mrs Julie Woodley
Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol
January 7, 2011

Marlene de Laine