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Author DeWalt, Kathleen Musante

Title Participant observation : a guide for fieldworkers / Kathleen M. DeWalt and Billie R. DeWalt

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, Md., [2011]
2011
Edition Second edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RIC  GN346.4 .D48 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GN346.4 .D48 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  GN346.4 .D48 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Reserves  ANTH 302 WHEATON    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 278 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-264) and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 What is Participant Observation? -- The Method of Participant Observation -- History of the Method -- Why Participant Observation is Important -- Enhancing the Quality of Data Collection and Analysis -- Formulating New Research Questions -- Notes -- ch. 2 Learning to be a Participant Observer: Theoretical Issues -- Learning to be a Participant Observer -- Observation and Participation -- Participation and Observation: An Oxymoron in Action? -- What De4termines the Role a Researcher will Adopt? -- Limits to Participation? -- Beyond the Reflexivity Frontier -- Participant Observation on the Fast Track -- Notes -- ch. 3 Doing Participant Observation: Becoming a Participant -- Entering the Field -- First Contact -- Establishing Rapport -- Breaking Through -- Talking the Talk -- Walking the Walk -- Making Mistakes -- Notes -- Ch. 4 The Costs of Participation: Culture Shock -- Coping with Culture Shock -- Participating and Parenting: Children and Field Research -- Reverse Culture Shock (Reentry Shock) -- Note -- ch. 5 Doing Participant Observation: Becoming an Observer -- The Role of Theory and Conceptual Frameworks -- Taking the Observer Role -- Attending to Detail: Mapping the Scene -- (Participatory) Community Mapping -- Counting -- Attending to Conversation -- Field Notes as a Training Tool for Observation -- Seeing Old Events with New Eyes -- Practicing and Improving Observation and Memory -- What to Observe -- Just Experiencing -- Limits to Observation -- Ethnographer Bias -- Notes -- ch. 6 Gender and Sex Issues in Participant Observation -- The Gendered Ethnographer -- Up Close and Personal: Sex in the Field -- Note -- ch. 7 Designing Research with Participant Observation -- Participant Observation and Research Design -- Fundamentals of Design of Participant Observation -- Objectivity -- Reliability -- Elements of Design -- Choosing a Question -- Appropriate Questions -- Choosing a Site -- Appropriate Methods and the Benefits of Triangulation -- Enhancing Representativeness: Sampling in Participant Observation -- Proposing Participant Observation -- Research Objectives -- Notes -- ch. 8 Informal Informal Interviewing in Participant Observation -- Types of Interviews -- Interview Techniques -- Active Listening -- Sensitive Silence -- The Uh-huh Prompt -- Repetition Feedback -- Summary Feedback -- Asking Questions in Interviewing -- Tell Me More -- For Clarificaition -- Naive Questions -- Avoiding Confrontation -- Changing Topics -- Talking About Sensitive Subjects -- Concluding an Interview -- Notes -- ch. 9 Writing Field Notes -- History -- Kinds of Field Notes -- Jot Notes -- Expanded Notes: Field Notes Proper -- Methodological Notes -- Diaries and Journals -- Logs -- Meta-notes/Analytic Notes -- Headnotes -- Field Notes in Virtual Research -- How to Record -- Research Integrity: Who Owns the Field Notes -- Notes -- Ch. 10 Analyzing Field Notes -- Process of Data Analysis -- Managing Qualitative Data -- Data Reduction -- Approachess to Indexing -- Coding for Themes -- Coding for Characteristics -- Managing Coding and Indexing -- Word Searches -- Data Display -- Quotes -- Vognettes and Cases -- Tables and Matrices -- Charts -- Decision Modeling -- Interpretation and Verification -- Audit Trails -- Writing Up -- Notes -- ch. 11 Ethical Concerns in Participant Observation -- Need for Competency -- The Meaning of Informed Consent in Participant Observation -- Right to Privacy -- Ethical Conduct of Participant Observation in Online Settings -- Ethical Publication -- Relationships -- Ethics and the Limits to Participation -- Note
LC subject Participant observation
Ethnology -- Fieldwork
Sociology -- Fieldwork
Social sciences -- Fieldwork
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ISBN 9780759119260 (cloth : alk. paper)
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