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Author Hammersley, Martyn.

Title Ethnography : principles in practice / Martyn Hammersley and Paul Atkinson.

Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Fourth edition.
Physical description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Preface to the fourth edition; Chapter 1: What is ethnography?; What ethnographers do; Positivism versus naturalism; Constructionist and political critiques of naturalism; Reflexivity; Conclusion; Chapter 2: Research design: problems, cases, and samples; Foreshadowed problems; The development of research problems; Selecting settings and cases; Settings and cases; Cases and generalization; Sampling within the case; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Access; Approaching the field; Gatekeepers.
Covert or open?Conclusion; Chapter 4: Field relations; Initial responses; Impression management; Providing goods and services; Building relationships; The personal characteristics of the researcher; Field roles; Managing marginality; The strains and stresses of fieldwork; Leaving the field; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Oral accounts and the role of interviewing; The value of accounts as data; Unsolicited and solicited oral accounts; Ethnographic interviewing: selecting informants; Interviews as participant observation; The interview as process; Types of question; Conclusion.
Chapter 6: Documents and artefacts, real and virtualDocuments; The social life of documents; Artefacts; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Ethnography in the digital world; Ethnography's multimodal character; Ethnography in digital spaces; Managing data in a digital environment; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Recording and organizing data; Documents and other materials; Recording observations and interviews: fieldnotes; Digitally recording observations and interviews; Analytic notes and fieldwork journals; Data storage, indexing, and retrieval; Conclusion; Chapter 9: The process of analysis.
Progressive focusing: problems, descriptions, explanations, theoryAn emphasis on action; Generating ideas and 'coding the data'; Constant comparative method: developing the central categories; Developing typologies and models; Theories and the comparative method; Types of theory; Concepts and indicators; 'Respondent validation' or 'member checking'; Triangulation; Conclusion; Chapter 10: Writing ethnography; Chapter 11: Ethics; Informed consent; Consequences for future research; The issue of ethical regulation; Conclusion; Epilogue: a distinctive analytic sensibility; Conclusion; References.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
History notes Martyn Hammersley is Emeritus Professor of Educational and Social Research at The Open University, UK. He has carried out research in the sociology of education and the sociology of the media. However, much of his work has been concerned with the methodological issues surrounding social enquiry. He has written several books, including Reading Ethnographic Research (1997), The Politics of Social Research (1995), Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice, (2002), Questioning Qualitative Inquiry (2008), The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice (2013), The Limits of Social Science (2014), and The Radicalism of Ethnomethodology (2018). Paul Atkinson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University, UK. His current interests include the ethnography of craft and the craft of ethnography. His most recent books include For Ethnography (2015), Thinking Ethnographically (2017) and Writing Ethnographically (2019). He is currently an editor of the Sage Foundations of Social Research Methods. Together with Sara Delamont he was founding editor of the journalQualitative Research.
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, April 16, 2019).
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Other author Atkinson, Paul, 1947-
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Ethnology -- Methodology.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork.
Social sciences -- Fieldwork.
Local series Proquest Ebook Central
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