Book , Print in English

Participant observation : a guide for fieldworkers

Kathleen M. DeWalt and Billie R. DeWalt.
  • Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
  • 2nd ed.
  • xi, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects
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.
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.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780759119277
  • 0759119279
  • 9780759119260
  • 0759119260
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010032385
  • OCLC: 656213202
  • OCLC: 656213202