Spradley should be read by anyone who wants to gain a true understanding of the process of participant observation. This text is a follow-up to his ethnographic research handbook, The Ethnographic Interview , and guides readers through the technique of participant observation to research ethnography and culture. Spradley shows how to analyze collected data and to write an ethnography. The appendices include research questions and writing tasks.
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Spradley also teaches students how to analyze the data they collect, and write an ethnography. The appendices include research questions and writing tasks.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 14mm Table of contents Part I. The Ethnographic Research Cycle. Part II. Doing Participant Observation. Making an Ethnographic Record. Making Descriptive Observations. Making a Domain Analysis. Making Focused Observations. Making a Taxonomic Analysis. Making Selected Observations. Taking a Cultural Inventory.
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James P. Spradley — was a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College from In The Ethnographic Interview , Spradley describes 12 steps for developing an ethnographic study using ethnosemantics. This book followed his textbook with David W. He was a major figure in the development of the "new ethnography" which saw every individual as a carrier of the culture rather than simply looking to the outputs of the great artists of the time. Spradley's work was widely used as college texts for American Studies classes in the s. In You Owe Yourself a Drunk he conducted interviews and created a "typology of the different kinds" of homeless alcoholic men.