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Title Experiencing fieldwork : an inside view of qualitative research / William B. Shaffir, Robert A. Stebbins, editors
Published Newbury Park : Sage Publications, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Series Sage focus editions ; 124
Sage focus editions ; 124
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I -- Getting in; Chapter 1 -- Playing Back the Tape: Early Days in the Field; Chapter 2 -- Sponsors, Gatekeepers, Members, and Friends: Access in Educational Settings; Chapter 3 -- Female Researchers in Male-Dominated Settings: Implications for Short-Term Versus Long-Term Research; Chapter 4 -- Experiencing Research on New Religions and Cults: Practical and Ethical Considerations; Chapter 5 -- Managing a Convincing Self-presentation: Some Personal Reflections on Entering the Field; Part II -- Learning the Ropes
Chapter 13 -- Stability and Flexibility: Maintaining Relations within Organized and Unorganized GroupsChapter 14 -- Field-Workers' Feelings: What We Feel, Who We Are, How We Analyze; Chapter 15 -- Fragile Ties: Shaping Research Relationships with Women Married to Alcoholics; Part IV -- Leaving and Keeping in Touch; Chapter 16 -- High-Risk Methodology: Reflections on Leaving an Outlaw Society; Chapter 17 -- Leaving, Revisiting, and Staying in Touch: Neglected Issues in Field Research; Chapter 18 -- Gone Fishing, be Back Later: Ending and Resuming Research among Fisherman
Chapter 19 -- Leaving the Field: Research, Relationships, and ResponsibilitiesChapter 20 -- Do We Ever Leave the Field? Notes on Secondary Fieldwork Involvements; References; About the Authors
Chapter 6 -- A Walk through the Wilderness: Learning to Find Your WayChapter 7 -- Secrecy and Disclosure in Fieldwork; Chapter 8 -- The Researcher Talks Back: Dealing with Power Relations in Studies of Young People's Entry into the Job Market; Chapter 9 -- Encountering the Marketplace: Achieving Intimate Familiarity with Vendor Activity; Chapter 10 -- Recognizing and Analyzing Local Cultures; Part III -- Maintaining Relations; Chapter 11 -- Field Relations and the Discourse of the Other: Collaboration in Our Own Ruin; Chapter 12 -- Maintaining Relationships in a School for the Deaf
Summary How do you gain entry into a research setting? What tricks are there to learning the rules of the community without alienating the people you came to study? How are good relations maintained with informants? What happens after you leave the field? In Experiencing Fieldwork top ethnographers address these and other questions, bring fieldwork alive for the reader and provide invaluable advice for those entering the field
Analysis Sociology Research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-267) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social sciences -- Fieldwork.
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Research Design.
Social Sciences -- methods.
Observation (sciences sociales)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Sciences sociales -- M├ęthodologie.
Sciences sociales -- Recherche sur le terrain.
Social sciences -- Fieldwork.
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Form Electronic book
Author Shaffir, William.
Stebbins, Robert A., 1938-
LC no. 90043945
ISBN 145225267X