Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis
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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The Aims and Organization of This Guide
PART ONE GATHERING DATA
Starting Where You Are
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activity analytic Anselm Strauss answer appropriate audiences Barney Glaser basic behavior Chapter Charmaz closed settings coding concepts concern consequences context contrast data collection data logging described developing analysis discussed elaborate emotional encounters Erving Goffman ethical evaluative example experience fact feel field fieldnotes fieldstudies fieldwork Figure focus focusing formulation Fred Davis grounded theory historically particular human ideas important intensive interviewing interaction interest investigator involved kinds known observer labels Lofland logical matters means memos Miles and Huberman naturalistic research normal notes one's open settings organization participant observation particular personal computer physical possible problems propositions qualitative questioning mindset reason relations role Section simply situation or setting social realism social science framing social scientists sociology specific strategies Strauss structure task things tion topics total institution trueness types units and aspects writing