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Specialized Ethnographic Methods A Mixed Methods Approach

ISBN-10: 0759122059
ISBN-13: 9780759122055
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
List of Examples
Introduction to the Ethnographer's Toolkit
Defining, Collecting, Cataloging, and Analyzing Artifacts
What Is an Artifact? When Is an Artifact "Cultural"?
Characteristics of Cultural Artifacts
Why Researchers Should Use Cultural Artifacts
Distinguishing Cultural Artifacts from Other Kinds of Data
Categories of Artifacts
Problems in Collecting and Using Artifacts in Research
Categorizing and Cataloging Artifacts
Converting Artifacts into Data via Transcription
Content Analysis of Texts Representing Artifacts
Interpreting Artifacts
Conclusion
Using Archival and Secondary Data in Ethnographic Research
Introduction
Defining Archival and Secondary Data
Local Archival Data
Using Local Archival Data
Locating and Using Sources of Secondary Data with Local Relevance
Nonlocal Sources of Secondary Data
Using Nonlocal Quantitative Secondary Data Sets for Hypothesis Testing and Cross-National Comparisons
Using Qualitative Secondary Data Sources for Hypothesis Testing and Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Summary
Elicitation Techniques for Cultural Domain Analysis
Introduction
Eliciting Cultural Domains Using Free Lists
Eliciting Domain Structure Using Pilesorts
Eliciting Domain Structure Using Triads
Conclusion
Mapping Spatial Data
The Spatial Perspective
Spatial Dimensions of Community
Spatial Dimensions of Individual Life
Spatial Dimensions of Community Institutions
Spatial Sampling
Mapping Spatial Data
Conducting Ethnographic Network Studies: Friends, Relatives, and Relevant Others
Introduction to Network Research
Key Concepts in Ethnographic Approaches to Social Networks
Ego-Centered Approaches to Understanding Networks
Constructing Communitywide Macronetworks from Ego Network Data
Full Network Relationships: Reciprocal Network Information
Network Sampling Strategies
Summary and Conclusions
Studying Hidden and Hard-to-Reach Populations
What Are Hidden and Hard-to-Reach Populations?
Evolution of Hidden and Hard-to-Reach Population Research
Reaching the Hard-to-Reach: Methods for Studying Hidden Populations
Recruiting Study Participants
Methodological Considerations
Ethical Issues in Studying Hidden Populations
Conclusions
Using Multimedia Techniques in Ethnographic Research
Introduction
Conceptual Considerations
Methodological Considerations
Applications of Multimedia Techniques
Conclusions
Creating Participatory Ethnographic Videos
Introduction to Participatory Video-Based Research
Participatory Video Methods
Identifying the Issue(s)
Designing the Research
Developing a Storyline
Preparing for Video Production
Training in Filmmaking
Skills Required of Researchers
Participatory Data Analysis
Editing Video to Communicate Results
Results Feedback, Local Screenings
Disseminating Results
Summary
Index
About the Authors, Artists, and Editors

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