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Qualitative Research Methods #06: Membership Roles in Field Research

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Synopsis:

There are a range of possible roles that can be played by ethnographers in field research, from the detached observer to the the fully-fledged participant. The choice of role will affect the type of information available to the researcher and the kind of ethnography written. The authors discuss the problems and advantages at each level of involvement and give examples of modern ethnographic studies.

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In settings involving subcultures and deviant groups, the ethnographer must assume an active role in securing the trust of the group, thus becoming a participant in his or her object of study. The choice of role-from detached observer to complete member-affects the types of data used and how the ethnography is written. Drawing upon their own experiences as well as several contemporary ethnographic studies, Patricia and Peter Adler discuss the problems and advantages presented by each level of involvement in group study. Written for both the novice and the professional field researcher, this volume is a superb supplement for research methods courses. An exciting book that portrays the traditions of social science field work in a creative, enlightening, nondogmatic manner. By maintaining a critical eye towards a priori ipistemological tenets while drawing on diverse examples of research to support each assertion, the Adlers provide both the experienced researcher and the interested novice a valuable assessment of fieldwork and strategies for conducting such research. --Sociological Inquiry Written clearly and concisely enough to be used with undergraduates, it offers the more sophisticated reader ideas and concepts that will be useful for further theoretical and empirical investigations of social action. --Urban Life Provides s] numerous examples of good research that will help students better understand what it means to be a qualitative researcher and to use one's self as a research informant. . . . Adler and Adler's sound grasp of the literature provides an excellent history and philosophy of field roles in sociology. . . . This contribution to qualitative research methodology is acreative synthesis of a large literature. --Qualitative Studies in Education

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803925786
Author:
Adler, Peter
Author:
Adler, Patricia A.
Publisher:
Sage Publications, Inc
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Sociology -- Field work.
Subject:
Social sciences -- Field work.
Subject:
Sociology-Reference and Methodology
Series:
Qualitative Research Methods
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
19870631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.26 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , There are a range of possible roles that can be played by ethnographers in field research, from the detached observer to the the fully-fledged participant. The choice of role will affect the type of information available to the researcher and the kind of ethnography written. The authors discuss the problems and advantages at each level of involvement and give examples of modern ethnographic studies.
"Synopsis" by , In settings involving subcultures and deviant groups, the ethnographer must assume an active role in securing the trust of the group, thus becoming a participant in his or her object of study. The choice of role-from detached observer to complete member-affects the types of data used and how the ethnography is written. Drawing upon their own experiences as well as several contemporary ethnographic studies, Patricia and Peter Adler discuss the problems and advantages presented by each level of involvement in group study. Written for both the novice and the professional field researcher, this volume is a superb supplement for research methods courses. An exciting book that portrays the traditions of social science field work in a creative, enlightening, nondogmatic manner. By maintaining a critical eye towards a priori ipistemological tenets while drawing on diverse examples of research to support each assertion, the Adlers provide both the experienced researcher and the interested novice a valuable assessment of fieldwork and strategies for conducting such research. --Sociological Inquiry Written clearly and concisely enough to be used with undergraduates, it offers the more sophisticated reader ideas and concepts that will be useful for further theoretical and empirical investigations of social action. --Urban Life Provides s] numerous examples of good research that will help students better understand what it means to be a qualitative researcher and to use one's self as a research informant. . . . Adler and Adler's sound grasp of the literature provides an excellent history and philosophy of field roles in sociology. . . . This contribution to qualitative research methodology is acreative synthesis of a large literature. --Qualitative Studies in Education
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