Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach (Ethnographer's Toolkit, Second Edition 3 Second Edition)

Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach (Ethnographer's Toolkit, Second Edition 3 Second Edition)

By: Margaret Diane LeCompte (author), Jean J. Schensul (author)Paperback

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This is Book 3 of 7 in the Ethnographer's Toolkit, Second Edition. Essential Ethnographic Methods introduces the fundamental, face-to-face data collection tools that ethnographers and other qualitative researchers use on a regular basis. It provides ethnographers with tools to answer the principal ethnographic questions about setting, participants, activities, behavior, and more. The essential "mixed" methods for collecting data include open-ended and focused listening, questioning strategies, participant and non-participant observation, recording techniques, visual recall, mapping the environments and contexts in which participant behavior occurs, and engaging in ethnographically informed survey research. Because these data collection strategies require ethnographers to become involved in the local cultural setting and to acquire their experience through hands-on experience, the essential tools also allow them to learn about new situations from the perspective of an "insider." With these detailed instructions, the quality and scope of the data ethnographers collect are sure to be improved. Other books in the set: Book 1: Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research: An Introduction, Second Edition by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul 9780759118690 Book 2: Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach by Stephen L. Schensul, Jean J. Schensul, and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122017 Book 4: Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach edited by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122055 Book 5: Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Data: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul 9780759122079 Book 6: Ethics in Ethnography: A Mixed Methods Approach by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul 9780759122093 Book 7: Ethnography in Action: A Mixed Methods Approach by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte 9780759122116

About Author

Jean J. Schensul is founding director and senior scientist at the Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut. Margaret D. LeCompte is professor emerita of education and sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Contents

List of Tables and Figures List of Examples Introduction Chapter 1 Essential Data Collection Chapter 2 Defining and Entering the Field Chapter 3 Recording and Organizing Ethnographic Field Data: Field Notes, Interviews, Drawings, Visual Documentation, and Survey Data Chapter 4 Participant Observation and Informal Field Interviewing Chapter 5 Additional Methods for Collecting Exploratory Data Chapter 6 In-depth, Open-ended Exploratory Interviews Chapter 7 Semi-structured Interviews and Observations Chapter 8 Focus Group Interviews Chapter 9 Structured Approaches to Ethnographic Data Collection: Surveys Chapter 10 Sampling in Ethnographic Research Chapter 11 Defining and Evaluating Quality in Ethnographic Research References Index About the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780759122031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9780759122031
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 0759122032
  • edition: Second Edition

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