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Doing Ethnographies

Doing Ethnographies

March 2007 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Doing Ethnographies is an introductory and applied guide to ethnographic methods. It focuses on those methods - participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, and video/photographic work - that allow us to understand the lived, everyday world.

Informed by the authors' fieldwork experience, the book covers the relation between theory, practice and writing, and demonstrates how methods work in the field, so preparing the first-time ethnographer for the loss of control and direction often experienced.

Conceptualizing the Subject
Preparing for Fieldwork
Participant Observation
Focus Groups
Filmic Approaches
Analysing Field Materials
Writing Through Materials
Go Forth and Do...?

I really like to informal tone of this book which, along with the applied nature of it, makes it entirely credible. I will recommend it to nursing colleagues and students interested in understanding and creating ethnographic research, and have used it myself to help shape a grant application.

Dr Jackie Buck
Nursing , University of East Anglia
July 4, 2016

Simply essential for courses of qualitative methods in human geography. It doesn't work without ethnography, and that's the book for geographers to gain the insights.

Dr Marcus Werner
Institute of Geography, University of Wurzburg
April 25, 2015

An excellent introduction into the strenghts and challenges of ethnographic research

Mr Gerhard Rainer
Department of Geography, University of Innsbruck
April 14, 2015

Crang and Cook have produced an excellent text for anyone interested in or undertaking ethnographic study. The book does well to balance an awareness of theory and its relationship to practice. The work is particularly relevant for researchers or postgraduates, as it offers an alternative process orientated model to traditional linear ways of researching.

Mr John Aitken
January 26, 2014

This is a very good text book focussing on the ethnographic method in geography.

Dr Kerry Holden
Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London
November 13, 2012

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