Ethnography EssentialsEthnography Essentials

A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design.

Author: Julian Murchison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470552964


Page: 272

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A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design. It describes methods of data collection (taking notes, participant observation, interviewing, identifying themes and issues, creating ethnographic maps and tables and charts, and referring to secondary sources) and analyzing and writing ethnography (sorting and coding data, answering questions, choosing a presentation style, and assembling the ethnography). Although content is focused on producing written ethnography, many of the principles and methods discussed here also apply to other forms of ethnographic presentation, including ethnographic film. Designed to give basic hands-on experience in the overall ethnography research process, Ethnography Essentials covers a wealth of topics, enabling anyone new to ethnography research to successfully explore the excitement and challenges of field research.

Doing EthnographyDoing Ethnography

Marechal, G. and Linstead, S. (2010) 'Metropoems: poetic method and
ethnographic experience', Qualitative Inquiry, 16 (1): 66–77. May ... Murchison, J.
(2010) Ethnography Essentials: Designing, Conducting and Presenting Your

Author: Amanda Coffey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426048


Page: 168

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This book provides a systematic introduction to ethnographic methods for data collection, analysis and representation. It takes you through the art and the methodological practicalities of ethnographic research, covering research design, choosing and accessing research settings and participants, data collection, field roles, analysis and writing. The book concludes with a bold assessment of the challenges, innovations and futures facing ethnography.

Research Methods in Intercultural CommunicationResearch Methods in Intercultural Communication

Critical ethnography: Method, ethics, and performance. Thousand Oaks ... Pink, S
. (2007). Doing visual ethnography (2nd ed.). ... Ethnography in ESL: Defining the
essentials. TESOL Quarterly, 22(4), 575–592. Wolcott, H. (2008). Ethnography: ...

Author: Zhu Hua

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118837467


Page: 368

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Research Methods in Intercultural Communication introduces and contextualizes the most important methodological issues in the field for upper–level undergraduate and graduate students. Examples of these issues are which paradigms and how to research multilingually, interculturally and ethnically. Provides the first dedicated and most comprehensive volume on research methods in intercultural communication research in the last 30 years Explains new and emerging methods, as well as more established ones. These include: Matched Guise Technique, Discourse Completion Task, Critical Incident Technique, Critical Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, Virtual Ethnography, Corpus Analysis, Multimodality, Conversation Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Questionnaire and Interview. Assists readers in determining the most suitable method for various research questions, conceptualizing the research process, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions Supports students from start to finish with key terms, suggestions for further reading, research summaries, and sound guidance from experienced scholars and researchers

Ethnography in EducationEthnography in Education

We begin with four recently published introductions to ethnographic work, all of
which combine a fresh and innovative approach with thoughtful reflections. ...
Ethnography Essentials: Designing, Conducting, and Presenting Your Research.

Author: David Mills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446291801


Page: 200

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'Written in a clear, accessible style, this inspirational book is both a practical guide and a survey of the different ways of doing ethnography. Drawing on wide-ranging examples and using classic and contemporary ethnographies, the authors demonstrate the importance of developing an ethnographic sensibility. A most valuable resource' - Cris Shore, University of Auckland Ethnography in Education is an accessible guidebook to the different approaches taken by ethnographers studying education. Drawing on their own experience of teaching and using these methods, the authors help you cultivate an 'ethnographic imagination' in your own research and writing. With extended examples of ethnographic analysis, the book will introduce you to: - ethnographic 'classics' - the best existing textbooks - debates about new approaches and innovations. This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses. David Mills is a University Lecturer in Education, University of Oxford. Missy Morton is Associate Professor and Head of School of Educational Studies and Leadership, College of Education, University of Canterbury Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier - Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace - Action Research in Education, McAteer For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.

Essentials of Language DocumentationEssentials of Language Documentation

Ethnography. in. language. documentation. Bruna. Franchetto. Introduction
Ethnographical information is a crucial ... However, the integration of linguistic
and ethnographic data in a comprehensive documentation stored in an electronic

Author: Jost Gippert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197730


Page: 434

View: 307

Language documentation is a rapidly emerging new field in linguistics which is concerned with the methods, tools and theoretical underpinnings for compiling a representative and lasting multipurpose record of a natural language. This volume presents in-depth introductions to major aspects of language documentation, including overviews on fieldwork ethics and data processing, guidelines for the basic annotation of digitally-stored multimedia corpora and a discussion on how to build and maintain a language archive. It combines theoretical and practical considerations and makes specific suggestions for the most common problems encountered in language documentation. Key features textbook introduction to Language Documentation considers all common problems


Essential. Ingredients. and. Ethnography. Cake, technically defined as "a sweet,
baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening" (Random House
Unabridged Dictionary, 2nd ed.), would have served adequately as analogy. But
by ...

Author: Harry F. Wolcott

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761990917


Page: 335

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Harry Wolcott, one of anthropology's leading writers on ethnographic methods, here addresses the nature of the ethnographic enterprise itself. Tracing its development from its disciplinary origins in sociology and anthropology, he helps the reader understand what is distinctive about ethnography and what it means to conduct research in the ethnographic tradition. In this engaging, thought-provoking book, he distinguishes ethnography as more than just a set of field methods and practices, separating it from many related qualitative research traditions as 'a way of seeing' through the lens of culture. For both beginning and experienced ethnographers in a wide range of disciplines, Wolcott's book will provide important ideas for improving research practice.

Critical EthnographyCritical Ethnography

Particularly if the writing follows the form of an essay and especially if we are
writing ethnographic accounts, we must ... but you can take that step with a lot
more ease by knowing the very bare essentials or the raw ideas of what you want
to ...

Author: D. Soyini Madison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929161


Page: 247

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Critical Ethnography presents a fresh new look at critical ethnography by emphasizing the significance of ethics and performance in the art and politics of fieldwork. The book explores an ethics of ethnography while illustrating the relevance of performance ethnography across disciplinary boundaries. The productive links between theory and method are celebrated in this text. Theoretical concepts range from queer theory, feminist theory, and critical race theory to Marxism and phenomenology. The methodological techniques range from designing and asking in-depth interview questions and developing rapport to coding and interpreting data.


... first hand information are essential elements of a fieldwork enterprise.
Therefore, it has become an agenda in all branches of anthropology. Fieldwork
for cultural anthropology is an ethnographic exercise carried out among the living


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120346536


Page: 260

View: 180

This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century—between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections—one defining the major concepts of sociology—defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India. The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-economic, political, and religious institutions, and give a panoramic view of the diverse cultures. This book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate students of Anthropology and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. In addition, it would also be beneficial for the students preparing for various competitive examinations. KEY FEATURES • Provides theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology. • Contains annotated references at the end of each chapter. • Gives an insight into the contributions of well-known anthropologists. • Illustrates concepts through diagrams and charts, thus enhancing the value of the text.

A Handbook for Social Science Field ResearchA Handbook for Social Science Field Research

8. Essentials. for. Ethnography. Ethnographic. Methods. Stevan. Harrell. T. he
process of doing ethnographic research was a kind of insider information until
about 1970, when Peggy Golde edited and published Women in the Field. Until
then ...

Author: Ellen Perecman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412973427


Page: 280

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A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods provides both novice and experienced scholars with valuable insights to a select list of critical texts pertaining to a wide array of social science methods useful when doing fieldwork. Through essays on ethnography to case study, archival research, oral history, surveys, secondary data analysis, and ethics, this refreshing new collection offers "tales from the field" by renowned scholars across various disciplines.

Quick EthnographyQuick Ethnography

Chapter 9 outlines the essentials of selecting, training, and operating a team of
research assistants successfully. Here, note mainly that you should plan to
complete the task of assembling a team of trained assistants by the end of your
fourth ...

Author: W. Penn Handwerker

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759100594


Page: 299

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Quick Ethnography takes traditional anthropological fieldwork techniques and applies them to contemporary applied research problems. For most applied projects, time is of the essence, and QE shows how ethnographic work can be successfully accomplished in a matter of weeks. Handwerker guides the reader through the use of research teams, highly focussed research problems, and a variety of structured techniques. This book will be a valuable reference for fieldworkers in anthropology and sociology, and other applied social science fields.

Varronianus a Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of Ancient Italy and to the Philological Study of the Latin LanguageVarronianus a Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of Ancient Italy and to the Philological Study of the Latin Language

... prevailing characteristic of the people ; and Rome herself , though she owed
her military greatness to the Sabellian ingredient in her composition , was , to the
days of her decline , Pelasgian in all the essentials of her language , her religion

Author: John William Donaldson


ISBN: BSB:BSB10585832


Page: 476

View: 446

Research EssentialsResearch Essentials

Ethnography Ethnography has its disciplinary origins in anthropology and was
developed as a method for nursing research ( i.e. , ethno - nursing research ) to a
large extent by Madeleine Leininger ( 2001 ) . The focus of ethnographic inquiry ...

Author: Susan Leslie Norwood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSD:31822037479003


Page: 503

View: 144

Here, Susan L. Norwood presents a fresh nursing research textbook which provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to this important subject area. With valuable information for nursing students, the book helps nurses acquire essential skills for today's dynamic health-care environment.

Essentials of Nursing ResearchEssentials of Nursing Research

Ethnography Ethnography , as noted above , focuses on the culture of a group of
people . Ethnographic researchers can study both broadly defined cultures ( e . g
. , a Samoan village culture ) , in what is sometimes referred to as a macro ...

Author: Denise F. Polit

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: UOM:39015038167584


Page: 530

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This introductory nursing research text assists students in evaluating research findings in terms of their scientific merit and potential of utilization. The text compares naturalistic inquiries (qualitative st udies) and traditional scientific research (quantitative studies) with regard to each aspect of a study. In-chapter research examples, both fictitious and actual, provide the student with opportunities to criti cally read and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the studies in relation to concepts presented in each chapter. Two full research repo rts included at the end of the text facilitate the development of crit ical reading skills. The Fourth Edition features a stronger balance of qualitative and quantitative research and increased coverage of Resea rch Utilization content -- the steps in a research utilization project are identified and an example is provided.

Essentials of SociologyEssentials of Sociology

In traditional works of ethnography , accounts were presented without very much
information about the observer . This was because it was believed that an
ethnographer could present Let ' s now look at the various research methods ...

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124075065


Page: 506

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Regarded as the most authoritative introduction to contemporary sociology, Essentials of Sociology adds a new author to its team with the Second Edition.

Children in and Out of SchoolChildren in and Out of School

Ethnography and Education Perry Gilmore, Allan A. Glatthorn. SHIRLEY BRICE
HEATH Ethnography in education : Defining the essentials In the play Travesties
by Tom Stoppard , a character makes the following comment about the meaning

Author: Perry Gilmore

Publisher: Ablex Pub

ISBN: 0155990748


Page: 257

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The chapters in this volume are divided into three sections. In the first section, the authors provide a framework for the reader by setting ethnography in context. Chapters cover definitions of ethnography, its basic underlying principles, and purpose ways in which it can be useful to education. The second section presents a range of ethnographic studies. The research presented defines by illustration some essential characteristics of ethnography. Chapters in the third section reflect on the different themes, issues, and concerns of the field of ethnography and education in general, and of the articls in the volume in particular. The central themes are continuity vs. discontinuity in children's lives; the role of folklore in education; researcher/educator collaboration and micro vs. macro levels of analysis.


This applied background influences my discussion of ethnography from the first
step to the last . This bias has helped me to delimit the vast topic of ethnography
to a few bare essentials . Ethnography is more than a one - day hike through the

Author: David M. Fetterman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015015282869


Page: 156

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This textbook provides an up-to-date account of ethnographic research methods. Using examples from many social science disciplines, the author introduces: paradigms used in ethnography, field work, equipment needed, analysis of data, differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative approaches, the nature of the environment of contemporary ethnographic research, and writing the report. Throughout the author provides insights into putting people at ease and research ethics; he also includes a thorough introduction to microcomputer hardware and software useful in ethnographic studies.

Introduction to Research E BookIntroduction to Research E Book

See Ethnography etic perspective, 97–98 fieldwork, 125, 183, 184 flexibility of, 96
–97 focus of, 179 framework of, 125t ... 21 of research essentials, 21 Ethnography
analytical strategy and processes of, 271t, 273, 277–278 characteristics of, ...

Author: Elizabeth DePoy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323291071


Page: 384

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.

Readings on Second Language AcquisitionReadings on Second Language Acquisition

Ethnography has recently become fashionable in ESL , second language
classroom , and educational research . ... of Ethnography Originally developed in
anthropology to describe the “ Ethnography in ESL : Defining the Essentials 37.

Author: H. Douglas Brown

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015031818241


Page: 490

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Designed as a supplement to Brown's "Principles of Language Learning and Teaching" 3/E and consists of previously published articles and chapters that relate directly to the chapters in the text. These research articles and writings on 2/E and foreign language acquisition would provide readers access to authentic materials.