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DeWalt, Kathleen Musante
Participant observation : a guide for fieldworkers / Kathleen M. DeWalt and Billie R. DeWalt
2nd ed
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GN346.4 .D48 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Participant observation
Ethnology -- Fieldwork
Sociology -- Fieldwork
Social sciences -- Fieldwork
Physical Description xi, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-264) and index
Contents What is participant observation? -- Learning to be a participant observer : theoretical issues -- Doing participant observation : becoming a participant -- The costs of participation : culture shock -- Doing participant observation : becoming an observer -- Gender and sex issues in participant observation -- Designing research with participant observation -- Informal interviewing in participant observation -- Writing field notes -- Analyzing field notes -- Ethical concerns in participant observation -- Appendix: Sample field notes from three projects
Summary Explores participant observation in this guide to the systematic collection of data in naturalistic settings - communities in many different cultures - to achieve an understanding of the most fundamental processes and patterns of social life
Alternate Author DeWalt, Billie R

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