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Key Concepts in Ethnography
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Key Concepts in Ethnography



November 2008 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
At last, an accessible, authoritative, no-nonsense guide to the key concepts in one of the most widely used methodologies in social science: Ethnography.

Key Features
  • Addresses and summarizes the basic and related issues in ethnography that are covered nowhere else in a single text
  • Examines topics like 'sampling' and 'generalizing' as well as embracing new fields such as virtual, visual and multi-sighted ethnography
  • Discusses time-honored themes such as key informants, access, participant observation and rapport are here as well as key contemporary issues such as reflexivity, writing, and ethics
  • Presents each concept comprehensively yet critically, with relevant examples
This is not quite an encyclopedia but far more than a dictionary. This outstanding teaching and research resource is comprehensive yet brief. It is small and neat, easy to hold and flick through, and it is exactly what students and researchers have been waiting for.
 
Access
 
Analysis
 
Asking Questions
 
Case Study
 
Chicago School
 
Coding
 
Computer Software
 
Covert
 
Critical Ethnography
 
Ethics
 
Feminist Ethnography
 
Fieldnotes
 
Focus Groups and Group Discussions
 
Generalisation
 
Going 'Native'
 
Grounded Theory
 
Holism
 
Inductive and Deductive
 
Insider Ethnographies
 
Interpretivism
 
Interviews and Conversations
 
Key Informants and Gatekeepers
 
Malinowski
 
Multi-sited and Mobile Ethnographies
 
Participant Observation
 
Participant Observer Oxymoron
 
Positivism
 
Postmodern Ethnographies
 
Rapport
 
Realism
 
Reflexivity
 
Sampling
 
Team Ethnography
 
Time
 
Virtual Ethnography
 
Visual Ethnography
 
Writing
 
Where to find other ethnographic concepts

This is an excellent reference guide for students new to ethnography.

Mrs Jenna Murray de Lopez
Department of Social Work, Salford University
April 4, 2011

Clearly written and accessible.

Dr Diane Roberts
Inst of Primary Care & Health Sci Res, Keele University
January 14, 2011

A very good introduction to ethnographic research, particularly useful for first time researchers.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
September 29, 2010

An accessible and entertaining read, useful to anybody interested in the ethnographic method.

Dr Paul Miller
School of Sport, University of Cumbria
March 25, 2010
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF


Karen O'Reilly

Karen O'Reilly is Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University. She has taught ethnographic and qualitative methods for many years around the world including the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Collection and Analysis, and the Swiss Summer School in Lugano. She has spent 20 years on and off living among and learning from British people who move abroad in search of a better way of life. Sociologically, this has informed an interest in a broad range of themes, including ethnicity, identity and community; nations and nationalism; home and belonging; social exclusion; the informal economy; tourism-related... More About Author

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