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Participant Observation
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Participant Observation
A Methodology for Human Studies



April 1989 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
While providing an introduction to basic principles and strategies, this volume also explores the philosophy and methodology underlying the actual practice of participant observation. Taking a thoroughly practical approach to the methods of participant observation, Jorgensen illustrates these methods with both classic and current research studies. By using the materials in this book, the reader can begin conducting participant observation research on his or her own.
 
The Methodology of Participant Observation
 
The Process of Defining a Problem
 
Gaining Entrée to a Setting
 
Participating in Everyday Life
 
Developing and Sustaining Field Relationships
 
Observing and Gathering Information
 
Notes, Records, and Files
 
Analyzing and Theorizing
 
Leaving the Field and Communicating Results

This is a well written manual for any undergraduate looking to conduct participant observations as part of their research project. Highly recommended.

Dr Savithri Bartlett
Winchester Business School, Winchester University
March 20, 2015

We thought the book was a bit expensive and there are a few other more recent books that we preferred

Mr Yvert De Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
January 3, 2013

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