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Membership Roles in Field Research By Peter N. Adler

Membership Roles in Field Research
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Membership Roles in Field Research by Peter N. Adler

There are a range of possible roles that can be played by ethnographers in field research, from the detached observer to the the fully-fledged participant. The choice of role will affect the type of information available to the researcher and the kind of ethnography written. The authors discuss the problems and advantages at each level of involvement and give examples of modern ethnographic studies.

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About Peter N. Adler


Peter S. Adler, Ph.D. is President of The Keystone Center, which applies consensus-building and scientific information to energy, environmental, and health-related policy problems. The Keystone Center also offers extensive training and professional education programs to educators and business leaders and runs the Keystone Science School in the Rocky Mountains. Adler's specialty is multi-party negotiation and problem solving. He has worked extensively on water management and resource planning problems and mediates, writes, trains, and teaches in diverse areas of conflict management. He has extensive experience in land planning issues, construction issues, water problems, marine and coastal affairs, and strategic resource management. Prior to his appointment at Keystone, Adler held executive positions with the Hawaii Justice Foundation, the Hawaii Supreme Court's Center for Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and the Neighborhood Justice Center. He has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India, an instructor and Associate Director of the Hawaii Bound School, and President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. He has been awarded the Roberston-Cunninghame Scholar in Residence Fellowship at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, a Senior Fellowship at the Western Justice Center, and was a consultant to the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

Table of Contents


PART ONE: THE HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF FIELDWORK ROLES The Chicago School More Radical Views on Membership The California Sociologies of Everyday Life Existential Sociology The Investigative Paradigm Ethnomethodology Becoming the Phenomenon Synthesis The Critique of Traditional Field Research Membership Roles in Field Research PART TWO: PERIPHERAL MEMBERSHIP The Process of Membership Becoming a Peripheral-Member-Researcher The Membership Experience Disengagement Reflections PART THREE: ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP The Process of Membership Becoming an Active-Member-Researcher The Membership Experience Disengagement Reflections PART FOUR: COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP The Process of Membership Becoming a Complete-Member-Researcher The Membership Experience Disengagement Reflections

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GOR008382948
Membership Roles in Field Research by Peter N. Adler
Peter N. Adler
Qualitative Research Methods
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
1987-08-10
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0803925786
9780803925786
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