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Designing & conducting ethnographic research : an introduction

Author: Margaret Diane LeCompte; Jean J Schensul
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, [2010]
Series: Ethnographer's toolkit, bk. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Introduces novice and expert practitioners alike to the process of ethnographic research. Defines the qualitative research enterprise, links research strategies to theoretical paradigms, and outlines the ways in which an ethnographic study can be designed. From publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Diane LeCompte; Jean J Schensul
ISBN: 9780759118690 0759118698 9780759118706 0759118701
OCLC Number: 613645667
Description: xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is ethnography? --
When, where, and by whom should ethnography be used? --
Paradigms for framing the conduct of ethnographic research --
An overview of research design --
Choosing and designing an ethnographic research project --
Collecting ethnographic data --
Data analysis : how ethnographers make sense of their data --
Identifying and building research teams and research partnerships --
Applying ethnography --
Protection of risk to human subjects and the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork.
Series Title: Ethnographer's toolkit, bk. 1.
Other Titles: Designing and conducting ethnographic research
Responsibility: Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul.

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This first volume of the Ethnographer's Toolkit provides a practical, straightforward introduction to ethnography and ethnographic practice to the student and novice fieldworker.  Read more...

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LeCompte & Schensul's Ethnographer's Toolkit is a classic methods text in applied anthropology. The authors combine highly accessible writing, extremely pertinent examples, and a grounded approach to Read more...

 
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