A Guide to Qualitative Field Research

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Pine Forge Press, 2007 - Social Science - 214 pages
Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of A Guide to Field Research is designed to assist undergraduate students and other beginning field researchers in carrying out their first qualitative studies. Its rich examples from classic ethnographies, as well as examples generated by the author herself, help bring alive the abstract principles of field research.
 

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Très bien . Il est bonne référence pour la méthodologie scientifique de recherche pour les sciences sociales.

Contents

Chapter 2 Ethical Issues in Qualitative Field Research
15
Chapter 3 Prelude to Qualitative Fieldwork
33
Chapter 4 The Infrastructure of Qualitative Field Research
49
Chapter 5 Methodology
63
Chapter 6 Observations
79
Chapter 7 Interviews
95
Chapter 8 Field Notes and Leaving the Field
113
Chapter 9 Coding Memoing and Descriptions
125
Chapter 10 Typologies Taxonomies Visual Representations and Themes
143
Chapter 11 Storytelling Critical Events and Analytic Induction
161
Chapter 12 Evaluation Criteria and Final Manuscript
179
References
196
GlossaryIndex
203
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Carol A. Bailey is an associate professor emerita of sociology at Virginia Tech. She has won numerous teaching awards at the department and university level, including the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence and the Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching. She taught undergraduate research methods and graduate-level courses on qualitative methodology and pedagogy. Once the Director of the University Writing Program, her research focused on evaluating programs that promote science education and those that serve children with severe mental illnesses and their families.

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