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Applied Ethnography Guidelines for Field Research

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ISBN-10: 1611322081

ISBN-13: 9781611322088

Edition: 2013

Authors: Pertti J. Pelto

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This comprehensive, engaging guide to applied research distills the expertise of the distinguished ethnographer and methodologist Pertti Pelto over his acclaimed 50-year career. Having written the first major text promoting mixed qualitative and quantitative methods in applied ethnography in the 1970s, Pelto now synthesizes decades of innovation, including examples from around the world that illustrate how specific methods yield immediate results for addressing social problems. Ideal for researchers, students, training programs, and technical assistance projects, this thorough text covers the key topics and skills required: gaining entry, recording and organizing field data, a host of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction to Ethnographic Research
Main Steps of Applied Ethnographic Field Research
Gaining Entry to a Study Site: Getting Started
Social Mapping and Sketch Mapping: Getting the Lay of the Land
Early Phases of Research: Key Informants and Group Discussions
Note Taking and Other Recording: Capturing and Managing the Data
Participant Observation
Sampling and Counting in Ethnographic Research
In-Depth Interviewing: Case Interviews
Free Lists: Getting an Inventory of Things in a Cultural Domain
Pile Sorting and Other Structured Interviews
Analysis of Qualitative Text Data: Basic Steps
Structured Observation of Behaviors and Events
Using Hypothetical Scenarios, Diaries, and Other, Special Techniques
Mapping: A Powerful Tool in Ethnographic Research
Qualitative Research Guidelines: RAP, RRA, PRA, FES, and Others
Research Teams and Training in Applied Ethnographic Research
Writing Ethnography: Keeping it Grounded and Inductive
Past, Present, Future: Notes on the History and Future of Applied Ethnography
About the Author