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Ethnography: principles in practice

By: Hammersley, Martyn.
Contributor(s): Atkinson, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxon Routledge 2019Edition: 4th.Description: xii, 280 p. Includes Index.ISBN: 9781138504462.Subject(s): Social sciences - Fieldwork | Ethnology - Methodology | Ethnology - Fieldwork | Social sciences | Ethnology DDC classification: 306.0723 Summary: Now in its fourth edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. The volume offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice, and includes a new chapter on ‘Ethnography in the digital world’. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. This requires recognition that social research is part of the world that it studies, and demands that researchers reflect on how they shape both data and analysis. Starting in Chapter 1 with an outline of the principle of reflexivity, against the background of competing research philosophies, the authors go on to discuss the main features of ethnographic work, including: - the selection and sampling of cases - the problem of access - field relations and observation - interviewing - the use of documents - recording and organizing data - the process of data analysis and writing research reports. There is also consideration of the ethical issues involved in ethnographic research. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies, within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for all researchers using ethnographic methods in the social sciences and the humanities. https://www.routledge.com/Ethnography-Principles-in-Practice/Hammersley-Atkinson/p/book/9781138504462
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Prologue

1. What is Ethnography?

2. Research Design: Problems, Cases, and Samples

3. Access

4. Field Relations

5. Oral Accounts and the Role of Interviewing

6. Documents and Other Artifacts, Real and Virtual

7. Ethnography in the Digital World

8. Recording and Organizing Data

9. The Process of Analysis

10. Writing Ethnography

11. Ethics

Epilogue

Now in its fourth edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. The volume offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice, and includes a new chapter on ‘Ethnography in the digital world’.

The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. This requires recognition that social research is part of the world that it studies, and demands that researchers reflect on how they shape both data and analysis. Starting in Chapter 1 with an outline of the principle of reflexivity, against the background of competing research philosophies, the authors go on to discuss the main features of ethnographic work, including:

- the selection and sampling of cases
- the problem of access
- field relations and observation
- interviewing
- the use of documents
- recording and organizing data
- the process of data analysis and writing research reports.

There is also consideration of the ethical issues involved in ethnographic research. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies, within a global context. The new edition of this popular textbook will be an indispensable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for all researchers using ethnographic methods in the social sciences and the humanities.

https://www.routledge.com/Ethnography-Principles-in-Practice/Hammersley-Atkinson/p/book/9781138504462

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