Social Science Research
From Field to Desk
- Barbara Czarniawska - University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Ethnography | Research Methods (General)
This clear, straightforward textbook embraces the practical reality of actually doing fieldwork. It tackles the common problems faced by new researchers head on, offering sensible advice and instructive case studies from the author’s own experience.
Barbara Czarniawska takes us on a master class through the research process, encouraging us to revisit the various facets of the fieldwork research and helping us to reframe our own experiences. Combining a conversational style of writing with an impressive range of empirical examples she takes the reader from planning and designing research to collecting and analyzing data all the way to writing up and disseminating findings.
This is a sophisticated introduction to a broad range of research methods and methodologies; it will be of great interest to anyone keen to revisit social research in the company of an expert guide.
A very clear and reflective introduction to ethnographic fieldwork and research - I am sure it will be useful for researchers in social science and in health care.
A very practical book that provides helpful insights into the world of research for the novice researcher
The book is interesting and works well as a preliminary introduction, but I find it too general as a textbook for the course.
very informative textbook, ideal for research required within the psychology field
Good book, explains essential concepts used in social sciences research clearly.
A very well written and comprehensive text.
This book allows students to gain a thorough understanding of some very important steps in the research process. It contains several practical examples which makes it even more interesting.
An excellent texts for students embarking on their final dissertation research
THE BOOK IS GOOD AND I WILL USE IT AS A SUPPLIMENTAL BOOK IN THE RESEARCH METHODS COURSE
A useful, beautifully written book - good for postgraduate level. I have used it to inform my teaching at undergraduate level, but feel my undergraduate students would find it a little inaccessible.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Five- Observation on the Move: Shadowing