Doing Fieldwork

Ethnographic Methods for Research in Developing Countries and Beyond

  • Authors
  • Wayne¬†Fife

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction to Ethnographic Research Methods

  3. Methods for Macro-Level Research

  4. Methods for Micro-Level Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Wayne Fife
      Pages 93-106
    3. Wayne Fife
      Pages 107-116
  5. Putting the Ethnography Together

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Wayne Fife
      Pages 119-137
    3. Wayne Fife
      Pages 139-147
    4. Wayne Fife
      Pages 149-158
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-174

About this book


Making use of his own research experiences in Papua New Guinea, Southern Ontario, and Newfoundland, Wayne Fife teaches students and new researchers how to prepare for research, conduct a study, analyze the material (e.g. create new social and cultural theory), and write academic or policy oriented books, articles, or reports. The reader is taught how to combine historic and contemporary documents (e.g. archives, newspapers, government reports) with fieldwork methods (e.g. participant-observation, interviews, and self-reporting) to create ethnographic studies of disadvantaged populations. Anthropologists, Sociologists, Folklorists and Educational researchers will equally benefit from this critical approach to research.


Cultural Theory ethnography methods sociology

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