University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research


Fielding, N (2008) Ethnography In: Researching Social Life. Sage, London, pp. 145-163. ISBN 141294662X

Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB) | Preview


This chapter concerns ethnography, a form of qualitative research combining several methods, including interviewing and observation. I examine the emergence of ethnography before discussing the practicalities of conducting ethnographic research, including the maintenance of relations in the field, fieldwork roles, and methods for recording field data. Considerable attention is paid to matters of analysis, since the eclecticism of ethnographic methods means that ethnographers often confront problems in converting reams of data into a coherent analysis. The intimacy of field relations prompts a discussion of fieldwork ethics.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Date : 2008
Related URLs :
Additional Information : © 2008 Sage Publications. Full text may be available at a later date.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Apr 2015 16:21
Last Modified : 01 Jul 2016 14:42

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800