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Secrecy and Fieldwork
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Secrecy and Fieldwork


Volume: 29
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Ethnography

August 1993 | 78 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What should the researcher tell, or not tell the informant? Is fieldwork inherently an activity that requires covert behaviour by the researcher and subject alike? Are honesty and openness at odds with effectiveness in the field? In examining these questions, the author raises the ethical and practical issues of revelation and concealment in the field and attempts to arrive at a more useful set of norms for fieldwork behaviour.
 
Introduction
 
Defining Secrecy
 
Secrecy and the Researcher
 
The Debate Over Secrecy
 
Secrecy, Risk, and Responsibility
 
The Myth of Cosmetic Identity
 
Conclusion

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Richard G. Mitchell

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ISBN: 9780803943858
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