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Explorations in Methodology Vol: 2

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31 Aug 1999
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
216 pages - 150 x 230 x 19mm
Studies in Educational Ethnography


The series as a whole recognises that the nature of ethnography is contested, and takes this to be a sign of its strength and vitality. This second volume in the series focuses on debates and developments in methodology and the many ways in which ethnographic work interacts with education. The contributions to this volume are diverse and challenging. They indicate that ethnography is a rich field that has much to offer the study of education. Particular chapters are concerned with access to research sites, critical ethnography, text construction, dilemmas of researching different ethnic groups and or researching children, the influence of the researcher, writing ethnography, ethno-drama, and the concept of triangulation.
Introduction (G. Walford. A. Massey). Is triangulation possible? (A. Massey). Using connections to gain access: some points of caution (M. Birbilli). Distancing research objects through involvement of the self (B. Jeffrey). Responding to text construction: Goffman's reflexive imagination (S. Hillyard). Exploring the worlds of childhood: the dilemmas and problems of the adult researcher (M. Boyle). The cr/eye of the witness (J. Schostak). Selling your way in: gaining access to research sites (G. Walford). Ethnography in the hands of participants: tools of dramatic discovery (J. Mienczakowski). Image as a symbolic gift (A.X. de Brito, A. Vasquez). Critical ethnography in education (P. Carspecken). Researching public libraries and ethnic diversity: some black and white issues (M. Morrison).

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