Access: A Zone of Comprehension and Intrusion

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Brinda Jegatheesan
Emerald Group Publishing, Aug 8, 2008 - Social Science - 200 pages
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This volume of "Advances for Program Evaluation" examines the nature and seriousness of fieldworkers' problems of failure to gain access, achieve comprehension, and avoid intrusion. To do all three, fieldworkers' need understanding and respect of the people from whom they seek data as well as be consciously and critically aware of staging field relationships knotted with tensions of estrangement, involvement, familiarity and distance. In the nine chapters of this volume, the authors speak of access to human subjects data, dealing with methods and concerns about intrusion. Attention is given to past and current practices of personalistic studies, particularly in education, and the need for improved protection of participants.

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Chapter 1 Access a zone of comprehension and intrusion
A view from anthropology of education
Examining privacy as a shared concern for the researched and researchers
An instrumental or deceptive principle in qualitative educational research
Chapter 5 Privacy and intrusion in ethnographic health research
Chapter 6 IRBs and the turn to indigenous research ethics
Issues of access privacy and respect
Chapter 8 Crossing bordersquest Doing gendered ethnographies of thirdworld organisations
Chapter 9 The self of the investigator in research with human beings
Chapter 10 Biographies

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