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Being ethnographic : a guide to the theory and practice of ethnography [Monograph]
Madden, R. \ 2010
ethnography - customs - ethnic groups - ethnology - social differentiation - sociology - social research - field work

Full of practical ‘how to’ tips for applying theoretical methods - ‘doing ethnography’ - this book also provides anecdotal evidence and advice for new and experienced researchers on how to engage with their own participation in the field - ‘being ethnographic’. Being Ethnographic sets out the important definitions, methods and applications of field research while reinforcing the infinite variability of the human subject and addressing the challenges presented by ethnographers’ own passions, intellectual interests, biases and ideologies.


Used in course: SDC-21306 Methods, Techniques and Data Analysis for Field Research
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Ethnography : principles in practice [Monograph] - 3rd [thoroughly upd.] ed
Hammersley, M. \ Atkinson, P. \ 2007
ethnography - textbooks

Now in its third edition this introduction has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. It offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. New material covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software and the issue of ethical regulation. There is also a new prologue and epilogue. The authors argue that ethnography is best understood as a reflexive process. What this means is that we must recognise that social research is part of the world that it studies. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify main features of ethnographic work, including: --- the selection and sampling of cases --- the problems of access observation and interviewing --- recording and filing data --- the process of data analysis and writing research reports. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies within a global context.


Used in course: SDC-33306 Methodology for Field Research in the Social Sciences
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Qualitative methods for health research [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Green, J. \ Thorogood, N. \ 2009
medical research - health - qualitative techniques - qualitative methods

Qualitative Methods for Health Research gives guidance on how to apply core research skills to health research. This book introduces readers to the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical, feasible and rigorous projects; the main ways of collecting and analysing qualitative data and ways of appraising and writing qualitative research.


Used in course: SDC-33306 Methodology for Field Research in the Social Sciences
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Research methods in anthropology : qualitative and quantitative approaches [Monograph] - 5th[exp. and upd.] ed
Bernard, H.R. \ cop. 2011
social anthropology - textbooks - interviews - data collection - research - methodology - data analysis - sampling - ethnology - field work - qualitative methods - quantitative methods - observation

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernards unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. The author has thoroughly updated this new fourth edition. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Visit our website for sample chapters!


Used in course: SDC-21306 Methods, Techniques and Data Analysis for Field Research; SDC-33306 Methodology for Field Research in the Social Sciences
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Surviving field research : working in violent and difficult situations [Monograph]
Sriram, C.L. \ 2009
field work - social conflict - research

Used in course: SDC-51306 Fieldwork in conflict and post-conflict settings
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Wasted lives : modernity and its outcasts [Monograph]
Bauman, Z. \ 2004
demography - migrants - refugees - living conditions - economic development - globalization - world

The production of "human waste" - or more precisely, wasted lives, the "superfluous" populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity.


Used in course: SDC-32806 Sociology in Development: Towards a Critical Perspective
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