This text is a follow up to Spradley's earlier ethographic research handbook, The Ethnographic Interview, and guides students through the technique of participant observation to research ethnography and culture. Spradley also teaches students how to analyze the data they collect, and write an ethnography. The appendices include research questions and writing tasks.
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Chapter One Ethnography and Culture
Chapter Two Ethnography for What?
Chapter Three The Ethnographic Research
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