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Emphasis on the use of theory as a guide is excellent and cannot be stressed enough among students . . . . Ethical standards are comprehensively addressed. Any doubts the reader may have had are dispelled by the author s compelling arguments and illustrative examples. -Patricia I. Documet, University of Pittsburgh

The text has included most topics that I cover in my seminar with doctoral students and some that believe they will find helpful. One of those items an actual approach to writing a research proposal and distinctions between action research, policy research, and investigatory kinds of explorations. -Barbara K. Curry, University of Delaware

The Third Edition of Ethnography: Step-by-Step guides readers in collecting and making sense of large amounts of ethnographic data. It also offers current discussion about the use of technology in the pursuit of ethnography. Fundamentally, however, it demonstrates how ethnography is more than a methodological approach. For David M. Fetterman, ethnography is a way of life.

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Reflecting the vast technological advances since the book's original publication in 1989, Fetterman (anthropology, Stanford U.) has thoroughly revised his widely used, practical how-to guide on collecting, organizing, and presenting data. He begins with an overview of anthropological terms and concepts, providing clear definitions and examples of each before laying out the nuts and bolts of both qualitative and quantitative information gathering by covering the methods and techniques of fieldwork, equipment needed, analysis of data, and report writing. This edition includes a section on internet resources with information on conducting searches; file sharing; listservs, blogs, and online journals; internet maps; online surveys; and video conferencing as well as info on digital recorders, GPS navigation tools, and current database and software applications. Throughout the book Fetterman emphasizes the importance of ethics and respect for the cultures being studied and the last section is dedicated to this aspect of human interaction. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Fetterman, David M.
Sage Publications (CA)
Ethnology -- Methodology.
Anthropology - Cultural
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Applied Social Research Methods
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