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Experiencing Fieldwork : An Inside View of Qualitative Research - William Shaffir

Experiencing Fieldwork

An Inside View of Qualitative Research

By: William Shaffir (Editor), Robert Alan Stebbins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1991
ISBN: 9780803936454
Number Of Pages: 288

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How do you gain entry into a research setting? What tricks are there to learning the rules of the community without alienating the people you came to study? How are good relations maintained with informants? What happens after you leave the field? In <B>Experiencing Fieldwork </B>top ethnographers address these and other questions, bring fieldwork alive for the reader and provide invaluable advice for those entering the field.

Getting in
Playing Back the Tape
Early Days in the Field
Sponsors, Gatekeepers, Members and Friends
Access in Educational Settings
Female Researchers in Male-Dominated Settings
Implications for Short-Term Versus Long-Term Research
Experiencing Research on New Religions and Cults
Practical and Ethical Considerations
Managing a Convincing Self-Presentation
Some Personal Reflections on Entering the Field
Learning the Ropes
A Walk Through the Wilderness
Learning to Find Your Way
Secrecy and Disclosure in Fieldwork
The Researcher Talks Back
Dealing With Power Relations in Studies of Young People's Entry to the Job Market
Encountering the Marketplace
Achieving Intimate Familiarity with Vendor Activity
Recognizing and Analyzing Local Cultures
Maintaining Relations
Field Relations and the Discourse of the Other
Collaboration in Our Own Ruin
Maintaining Relationships in a School for the Deaf
Stability and Flexibility
Maintaining Relations Within Organized and Unorganized Groups
Fieldworkers' Feelings
What We Feel, Who We Are, How We Analyze
Fragile Ties
Shaping Research Relationships with Women Married to Alcoholics
Leaving and Keeping in Touch
High Risk Methodology
Reflections on Leaving an Outlaw Society
Leaving, Revisiting, and Staying in Touch
Neglected Issues in Field Research
Gone Fishing, Be Back Later
Ending and Resuming Research Among Fishermen
Leaving the Field
Research, Relationships, and Responsibilities
Do We Ever Leave the Field? Notes on Secondary Fieldwork Involvements
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ISBN: 9780803936454
ISBN-10: 0803936451
Series: Sage Focus Editions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 21.03  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.38