Ethnography: Step-by-Step, Second Edition [Applied Social Research Methods Series, Volume 17]

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9780761913856: Ethnography: Step-by-Step, Second Edition [Applied Social Research Methods Series, Volume 17]

Already an indispensable resource for doing ethnographic research, this updated edition takes a step forward - the Internet. It includes information on conducting searches about topics or sites, collecting census data, conducting interviews by chatting and videoconferencing, sharing notes and pictures about research sites, debating issues with colleagues on listservers and in online journals, and downloading useful data collection and analysis software.

Retained from the First Edition is coverage of: the nature of field work; the equipment needed to conduct research; the analysis of data; the differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative approaches; and writing the report.

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David M. Fetterman is President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm.  He has 25 years of experience at Stanford University , serving as a senior administrator, School of Education faculty member, and School of Medicine Director of Evaluation.   David is the Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center and concurrently a Professor at San Jose State University, the University of Charleston, and the University of Arkansas.  He was a Professor and Research Director at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, and a Senior Associate at RMC Research Corporation. David is a past-president of the American Evaluation Association. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice. David also received the American Educational Research Association Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award. David is the founder of empowerment evaluation.  He has published 14 books including:  Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages:  Hewlett-Packard’s $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice, Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice (with Wandersman), Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation, and Empowerment Evaluation:  Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment and Accountability (with Kaftarian and Wandersman).   

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"Overall, I found the text to be highly enjoyable, and feel that Fetterman is able to convey material in a noteworthy manner that will appeal to both novice and experienced ethnographic researchers. I very much recommend this book as an introductory guide to conducting ethnographic research, and I believe that others will find it as practical and valuable as I have."--The Qualitative Report (05/21/2010)

-Overall, I found the text to be highly enjoyable, and feel that Fetterman is able to convey material in a noteworthy manner that will appeal to both novice and experienced ethnographic researchers. I very much recommend this book as an introductory guide to conducting ethnographic research, and I believe that others will find it as practical and valuable as I have.---The Qualitative Report (05/21/2010)

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