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Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date November 30, 2011
Pages 289
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226206837
ISBN-10 0226206831
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Original list price $19.00
Other format details university press
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In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet.

This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780226206806
 
from Univ of Chicago Pr (July 1, 1995)
9780226206806 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $39.95
About: In this companion volume John van Maanen's Tales of the Field, three scholars reveal how the ethnographer turns direct experience and observation into written fieldnotes upon which an ethnography is based.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780226206813 Book cover for 9780226206837
 
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2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (November 30, 2011)
9780226206837 | details & prices | 289 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $19.00
About: In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M.
from Univ of Chicago Pr (August 15, 1995)
9780226206813 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.50
About: In this companion volume John van Maanen's Tales of the Field, three scholars reveal how the ethnographer turns direct experience and observation into written fieldnotes upon which an ethnography is based.

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