Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis

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Wadsworth, 1995 - Qualitative research - 267 pages
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Now in its Third Edition, Analyzing Social Settings remains the classic manual for students of qualitative social research. With exceptional clarity, this book teaches students techniques of gathering, focusing, and analyzing qualitative data in step-by-step discussions that are enhanced by vivid examples and applications. Practical to students in such diverse disciplines as sociology, anthropology, social work, and education, among other social sciences, Analyzing Social Settings is an invaluable guide to performing valid qualitative social research.

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This is a great text for those beyond the introductory stage in sociological methods who want to learn more about qualitative methods. This isn't the book for those who want a brief overview of a ... Read full review


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Lyn Loffland is an American sociologist who received her Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. She worked as a social worker early in her professional career and later taught sociology at the University of California at Davis. She is best known for her work on the study of human relations in urban society. Her now classic study, "A World of Strangers" (1973), stressed the importance of spatial arrangements for human communication and interaction in cities.

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