Reflecting the contributions of nearly two dozen practicing social scientists, each clearly written chapter covers the fundamentals of different data-collection techniques. Following an overview of a particular ethnographic method, each author describes his or her own research project and shows how that technique is utilized. Learning-by-doing is the thrust of the current edition. Each chapter ends with suggestions for student projects that promote hands-on exposure to what ethnographers actually do.
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Start your review of Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection Write a review Shelves: school-books , anthropological , i-learnded-stuff , non-fiction , science , favoritest-ever What IS ethnography?!
This age old question is complicated and has no simple answer. It is always hard for me to explain this to people, which I think is such a shame because ethnography is a helpful tool for anyone in any field that deals with people. I know, that must sound a bit over-reaching, but it is true! Basically ethnography is the field of research that utilizes multiple forms of research methods and tools in order to collect qualitative data but actually ethnographers can use What IS ethnography?!
Basically ethnography is the field of research that utilizes multiple forms of research methods and tools in order to collect qualitative data but actually ethnographers can use quantitative data too Okay not a very thorough definition, but if you want a better one this book was an excellent resource. It was one of the textbooks my professor chose for her course on Ethnographic methods. About the book itself: This is a fantastic guide for figuring out what Ethnographic research and what methods are used.
This kind of step-by-step scientific approach helps you understand exactly how to collect your research, what things to avoid, things to consider, and what issues may come up. Besides those practical benefits, the stories are really interesting.
Each chapter is an intertwined combination of story and instruction. Pretty useful if you what to know how to systematically collect your information. And basically you get a sense of how to use all of these items to derive usable knowledge from them, which has always been the complicated part in my eyes.
So, very highly recommended. No rambling, all of it is pertinent and practical how-to information. You can literally flip through with the intent of finding out how to do something specific, find that section, and get instruction.
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Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection
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