Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Second Edition

Author: Robert M. Emerson,Rachel I. Fretz,Linda L. Shaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226206866

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.
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Consumer Psychology: A Study Guide to Qualitative Research Methods

Author: Paul M. W. Hackett,Jessica B. Schwarzenbach,Uta Maria Jürgens

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847408917

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This book provides students with a clear and concise guide to studying undergraduate courses in qualitative consumer research and ethnography. The authors present the major qualitative research approaches used in consumer and marketing research as well as practical procedures and theoretical aspects of research design, report presentation etc. In addition to that a weekly study guide, including comprehensive reading lists, completes the book.
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Digital Culture & Society (DCS)

Vol. 3, Issue 1/2017 - Making and Hacking

Author: Annika Richterich,Karin Wenz,Pablo Abend,Mathias Fuchs,Ramón Reichert

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839438209

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Digital Culture & Society is a refereed, international journal, fostering discussion about the ways in which digital technologies, platforms and applications reconfigure daily lives and practices. It offers a forum for inquiries into digital media theory, methodologies, and socio-technological developments. The fourth issue "Making and Hacking" sheds light on the communities and spaces of hackers, makers, DIY enthusiasts, and 'fabbers'. Academics, artists, and hackerspace members examine the meanings and entanglements of maker and hacker cultures - from conceptual, methodological as well as empirical perspectives. With contributions by Sabine Hielscher, Jeremy Hunsinger, Kat Braybrooke, Tim Jordan, among others, and an interview with Sebastian Kubitschko.
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Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

Author: Robert M. Emerson,Rachel I. Fretz,Linda L. Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226206813

Category: Education

Page: 254

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In this companion volume John van Maanen's Tales of the Field, three scholars reveal how the ethnographer turns direct experience and observation into written fieldnotes upon which an ethnography is based. Drawing on years of teaching and field research experience, the authors develop a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice about how to write useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, both cultural and institutional. Using actual unfinished, "working" notes as examples, they illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies, including evocation of sensory detail, synthesis of complete scenes, the value of partial versus omniscient perspectives, and of first person versus third person accounts. Of particular interest is the author's discussion of notetaking as a mindset. They show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but more crucially from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. The authors also emphasize the ethnographer's core interest in presenting the perceptions and meanings which the people studied attach to their own actions. They demonstrate the subtle ways that writers can make the voices of people heard in the texts they produce. Finally, they analyze the "processing" of fieldnotes—the practice of coding notes to identify themes and methods for selecting and weaving together fieldnote excerpts to write a polished ethnography. This book, however, is more than a "how-to" manual. The authors examine writing fieldnotes as an interactive and interpretive process in which the researcher's own commitments and relationships with those in the field inevitably shape the character and content of those fieldnotes. They explore the conscious and unconscious writing choices that produce fieldnote accounts. And they show how the character and content of these fieldnotes inevitably influence the arguments and analyses the ethnographer can make in the final ethnographic tale. This book shows that note-taking is a craft that can be taught. Along with Tales of the Field and George Marcus and Michael Fisher's Anthropology as Cultural Criticism, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes is an essential tool for students and social scientists alike.
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Ethnografie

Eine Einführung

Author: Stefan Thomas

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531942182

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Diese Einführung in die Ethnografie wendet sich an alle Sozialwissenschaftler*innen, die ethnografisch forschen wollen. Ethnografie ist im strikten Sinne als Feldforschung zu verstehen. Ethnografisch Forschende müssen sich hinaus in die Sozialwelt wagen. Aus diesem Grund ist Ethnografie immer zuerst teilnehmende Beobachtung. Zugleich lässt sich diese im Rückgriff auf den empirischen Werkzeugkoffer durch eine Vielzahl an methodischen Zugängen erweitern. Wichtig ist zudem die Konzentration auf den Gegenstand beim Schreiben. In dem Buch werden entlang der typischen Stationen des Forschungsprozesses die Herausforderungen der ethnografischen Feldarbeit dargestellt. Die Einführung möchte gleichzeitig praktisch sein, indem konkrete Umsetzungsperspektiven aufgezeigt werden. Am Ende sollten Leser und Leserin soweit vorbereitet sein, um ein eigenes Ethnografieprojekt durchführen zu können.
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Ethnografie

Die Praxis der Feldforschung

Author: Georg Breidenstein,Stefan Hirschauer,Herbert Kalthoff,Boris Nieswand

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825244970

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine umfassende Darstellung des ethnografischen Forschungsansatzes. Es führt in die methodologischen Grundlagen, den Forschungsprozess sowie die konkreten Schritte der Forschungspraxis ein. Die Autoren zeigen, wie sich Ethnografen ihrem Feld annähern, Daten gewinnen und wieder auf Distanz zum Feld gehen, wie sie an Protokollen arbeiten, Überraschungen entdecken, Daten sortieren und Themen entwickeln. Es wendet sich an Studierende der Soziologie, der Ethnologie, der Erziehungswissenschaft, der empirischen Kulturwissenschaft und an alle Sozialwissenschaftler/innen, die Ethnografie treiben wollen. Prof. Dr. Georg Breidenstein ist Erziehungswissenschaftler an der Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Prof. Dr. Stefan Hirschauer und Prof. Dr. Herbert Kalthoff sind Soziologen an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Boris Nieswand ist Ethnologe und Soziologe an der Universität Tübingen.
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Getting It Published

A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, Third Edition

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022628154X

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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For more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published. Today there are more ways to publish than ever, and more challenges to traditional publishing. This ever-evolving landscape brings more confusion for authors trying to understand their options. The third edition of Getting It Published offers the clear, practicable guidance on choosing the best path to publication that has made it a trusted resource, now updated to include discussions of current best practices for submitting a proposal, of the advantages and drawbacks of digital publishing, and tips for authors publishing textbooks and in open-access environments. Germano argues that it’s not enough for authors to write well—they also need to write with an audience in mind. He provides valuable guidance on developing a compelling book proposal, finding the right publisher, evaluating a contract, negotiating the production process, and, finally, emerging as a published author. “This endlessly useful and expansive guide is every academic’s pocket Wikipedia: a timely, relevant, and ready resource on scholarly publishing, from the traditional monograph to the digital e-book. I regularly share it, teach it, and consult it myself, whenever I have a question on titling a chapter, securing a permission, or negotiating a contract. Professional advice simply does not get any savvier than this pitch-perfect manual on how to think like a publisher.”—Diana Fuss, Princeton University
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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Jane E. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603819X

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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Many different people, from social scientists to government agencies to business professionals, depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. Researchers use these advanced statistical techniques to analyze relationships among multiple variables, such as how exercise and weight relate to the risk of heart disease, or how unemployment and interest rates affect economic growth. Yet, despite the widespread need to plainly and effectively explain the results of multivariate analyses to varied audiences, few are properly taught this critical skill. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis is the book researchers turn to when looking for guidance on how to clearly present statistical results and break through the jargon that often clouds writing about applications of statistical analysis. This new edition features even more topics and real-world examples, making it the must-have resource for anyone who needs to communicate complex research results. For this second edition, Jane E. Miller includes four new chapters that cover writing about interactions, writing about event history analysis, writing about multilevel models, and the “Goldilocks principle” for choosing the right size contrast for interpreting results for different variables. In addition, she has updated or added numerous examples, while retaining her clear voice and focus on writers thinking critically about their intended audience and objective. Online podcasts, templates, and an updated study guide will help readers apply skills from the book to their own projects and courses. This continues to be the only book that brings together all of the steps involved in communicating findings based on multivariate analysis—finding data, creating variables, estimating statistical models, calculating overall effects, organizing ideas, designing tables and charts, and writing prose—in a single volume. When aligned with Miller’s twelve fundamental principles for quantitative writing, this approach will empower readers—whether students or experienced researchers—to communicate their findings clearly and effectively.
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Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

Author: Robert M. Emerson,Rachel I. Fretz,Linda L. Shaw

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226206851

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 5501

In this companion volume John van Maanen's Tales of the Field, three scholars reveal how the ethnographer turns direct experience and observation into written fieldnotes upon which an ethnography is based. Drawing on years of teaching and field research experience, the authors develop a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice about how to write useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, both cultural and institutional. Using actual unfinished, "working" notes as examples, they illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies, including evocation of sensory detail, synthesis of complete scenes, the value of partial versus omniscient perspectives, and of first person versus third person accounts. Of particular interest is the author's discussion of notetaking as a mindset. They show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but more crucially from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. The authors also emphasize the ethnographer's core interest in presenting the perceptions and meanings which the people studied attach to their own actions. They demonstrate the subtle ways that writers can make the voices of people heard in the texts they produce. Finally, they analyze the "processing" of fieldnotes—the practice of coding notes to identify themes and methods for selecting and weaving together fieldnote excerpts to write a polished ethnography. This book, however, is more than a "how-to" manual. The authors examine writing fieldnotes as an interactive and interpretive process in which the researcher's own commitments and relationships with those in the field inevitably shape the character and content of those fieldnotes. They explore the conscious and unconscious writing choices that produce fieldnote accounts. And they show how the character and content of these fieldnotes inevitably influence the arguments and analyses the ethnographer can make in the final ethnographic tale. This book shows that note-taking is a craft that can be taught. Along with Tales of the Field and George Marcus and Michael Fisher's Anthropology as Cultural Criticism, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes is an essential tool for students and social scientists alike.
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Teilnahme am Unterricht

Ethnographische Studien zum Schülerjob

Author: Georg Breidenstein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353190308X

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Was tun Schülerinnen und Schüler im Unterricht? Der Begriff "Teilnahme am Unterricht" wird in dieser Untersuchung, die auf langfristigen Unterrichtsbeobachtungen beruht, neu gefasst. Die grundlegende Differenzierung in Teilnahme und Nicht-Teilnahme legt Kriterien frei, die einen neuen Zugang zu den unterrichtswirklichen Problemen Leistungsbeurteilung, Zensurenfindung, Langeweile und letztlich den "Schülerjob" als Metapher für jede Form der Schülertätigkeit innerhalb von 45-Minuten-Einheiten ermöglicht.
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Tales of the Field

On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition

Author: John Van Maanen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226849643

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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For more than twenty years, John Van Maanen’s Tales of the Field has been a definitive reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. Originally published in 1988, it was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. This is a book about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print. The core of the work is an extended discussion and illustration of three forms or genres of cultural representation—realist tales, confessional tales, and impressionist tales. The novel issues raised in Tales concern authorial voice, style, truth, objectivity, and point-of-view. Over the years, the work has both reflected and shaped changes in the field of ethnography. In this second edition, Van Maanen’s substantial new Epilogue charts and illuminates changes in the field since the book’s first publication. Refreshingly humorous and accessible, Tales of the Field remains an invaluable introduction to novices learning the trade of fieldwork and a cornerstone of reference for veteran ethnographers.
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Methoden der Kulturanthropologie

Author: Christine Bischoff,Walter Leimgruber,Karoline Oehme-Jüngling

Publisher: UTB GmbH

ISBN: 9783825239480

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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«Methoden der Kulturanthropologie» präsentiert die wichtigsten Methoden und Forschungsansätze der Kulturanthropologie: • Wie entwickle ich ein Forschungsprojekt und eine Forschungsfrage? • Mit welchen Methoden kann ich mein Thema bearbeiten, Daten erheben, analysieren, interpretieren und präsentieren? • Wie verhalte ich mich im Feld, und wie forsche ich im Team? Die Autorinnen und Autoren zeigen exemplarisch und praxisnah, wie in der Kulturanthropologie geforscht wird.
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Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.
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Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065

Category:

Page: 278

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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.
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Bismarck

Der Reichsgründer

Author: Otto Pflanze

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406548222

Category:

Page: 906

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