Ethnographic Research: A Guide to General Conduct is the first in the ASA Research Methods series. This volume is about ethnographic research, the production of data, and the practical aspects of research practice. It is general and introductory in scope. Designed as a handbook, it is suitable for rapid reference. It provides basic outlines on general practical matters of concern to all those engaged in ethnographic research, introduces the series as a whole, and serves as a guide to existing literature on issues not specifically covered by the more specialized volumes which follow.
"The first of a series of anthropological methods. It contains excellent bibliographical guidance." --EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW "This volume appeals for the meticulous coverage of all aspects of methodology." --ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY
Introduction. Theory, Methodology and the Research Process. A History of Field Methods. Approaches to Ethnographic Research. The Fieldwork Experience. Ethics in Relation to Informants, The Profession and Governments. Preparation for Fieldwork. Producing Data. Data into Text.