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Guide to Qualitative Field Research 2ed

by Carol A Bailey Pine Forge Press
Pub Date:
09/2006
ISBN:
9781412936507
Format:
Pbk 232 pages
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Product Status: New Edition Coming in December
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Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of A Guide to Field Research provides novice researchers with comprehensive and accessible instructions for conducting qualitative field research. Using rich examples from classic ethnographies to help bring abstract principles alive, author Carol A. Bailey thoroughly explains the entire research process from selecting a topic to writing the final manuscript, and all of the steps in between!

New to this Edition
· Offers ten techniques for analyzing data: Step-by-step instructions on how to use various techniques for analyzing data are provided that demystify what is often an overwhelming activity. There are three chapters devoted to ten techniques, including descriptions, typologies, taxonomies, visual representations, themes, story telling, critical events, and analytic induction.
· Provides increased coverage of ethics: Ethical issues in field research are examined, including the American Sociological Association’s Code of Ethics in a new Chapter 2. This coverage illuminates that ethical concerns are always present and ethical dilemmas are not always easily resolved.
· Includes new discussions of paradigms: More coverage of paradigms is given as well as their implications for the research enterprise, sampling, reflexivity, member checks, triangulation, and criteria for evaluating field research. This new edition has been significantly reorganized and expanded with a greater focus on the role of theory and completely updated discussions on literature review to include information on internet sources, library databases, etc.

Intended Audience
Clearly written, this accessible text is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying qualitative methods and evaluation research across the social sciences.

About the Author Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction to Qualitative Field Research Overview History of Field Research Status Characteristics Summary Chapter Highlights Exercises 2. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Field Research

Having received her Ph.D. from Washington State University, Carol A. Bailey is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the university-wide Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence. She has also been Chair of the University Writing Program at the Academy of Teaching Excellence.