Book 1 of 7 in the Ethnographer's Toolkit (2nd ed.) This primer introduces novice and expert practitioners alike to the process of ethnographic research, including answers to questions such as who should and can do ethnography, when it is used most fruitfully, and how research projects are carried out from conceptualization to the uses of research results.
Book 2 of 7 in the Ethnographer's Toolkit (2nd ed). Explores the many critical issues that ethnographic researchers need to consider before going to the field and in the earliest stages of the field experience. These include preparation of self, establishing relationships that ensure access to the field, and steps in the construction of a formative theoretical model.
Book 4 of 7 in the Ethnographer's Toolkit (2nd ed). Complements the basic inventory of ethnographic data collection tools presented in Book 3 with a number of important additional approaches to conducting ethnography. These include defining and collecting cultural artifacts, collecting secondary and archival data, cultural sorting and comparing methods, spatial research and analysis, network research and analysis, use of multimedia strategies for the collection of ethnographic data, ways to recruit and study "hidden populations," and participatory ethnographic video production.
Book 5 of 7 in the Ethnographer's Toolkit (2nd ed.). Treating analysis as both a mechanical and a cognitive process, Book 5 begins with a discussion of analysis in the field, through transforming piles of data into a comprehensible ethnographic whole, into writing up and sharing your results with multiple audiences.
Presents articles that cover every major facet of qualitative methods, including access to research participants, data coding, research ethics, the role of theory in qualitative research, and much more.
Data Analysis and Visualization
Library staff are here to support you in learning tools for qualitative data analysis, such as atlas.ti and R, and well as tools for geospatial data visualization.