What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnographic methodology are both highly contested. This volume brings together chapters presenting a diversity of views on some of the current debates and developments in the field. It does not try to present a single coherent view but, through its heterogeneity, illustrates the strength and impact of debate. The topics discussed include participant observation, research roles in fieldwork, access to places and people in research, ethical issues concerning anonymity and intimacy in research, generalization in ethnography, the use of video, developing stronger criteria for autoethnography, and the use of ethnography as a contribution to the generation and modification of indicators. Together the collection illustrates the strength and vitality of ethnography.
USING LEARNING THEORY TO UNDERSTAND ACCESS IN ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AMAR DHAND THE QUESTION OF INTIMACY IN ETHNOGRAPHY HARRY WOLCOTT TO COOK OR NOT TO COOK: PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION AS A DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUE SUSAN JAMES RESEARCHER ROLES IN A SCHOOL-BASED ETHNOGRAPHY NICK HOPWOOD THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING TEACHERS: CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING IN-BETWEEN. MARTIN FORSEY CASE STUDY OR ETHNOGRAPHY ? DEFINING TERMS, MAKING CHOICES AND DEFENDING THE WORTH OF A CASE SUE WALTERS MEASUREMENT AS A RIGOROUS SCIENCE: HOW ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE GENERATION AND MODIFICATION OF INDICATORS ERIC TUCKER I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW: THE ETHICS OF ANONYMITY IN ETHNOGRAPHIC LITERACY RESEARCH KRISTEN H. PERRY EVERYONE GENERALIZES, BUT ETHNOGRAPHERS NEED TO RESIST DOING SO GEOFFREY WALFORD EXTENDING VIDEO ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES DALIA ARALAS THE OCEAN MERGES INTO THE DROP. UNEARTHING THE GROUND RULES FOR THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF PUPIL DIVERSITY GRETAR L. MARINOSSON AUTOETHNOGRAPHY: RAISING CULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF SELF AND OTHERS HEEWON CHANG