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Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis
This comprehensive guide takes a 'how-to' approach to qualitative data collection and analysis. Drawing from a wealth of illustrative research examples and applications, the authors introduce techniques of collecting, focusing, and analyzing data in a step-by-step manner. First published in 1971, this book has become the field manual for any student doing social science fi ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 18th 2005 by Wadsworth Publishing
(first published January 1st 1971)
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Jul 06, 2008 Kevin rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Awesome scientific approach for explaining society and the social groups that make up our world. If you've ever done a focus study or think you may need to in the future then this is an excellent guide on how to do qualitative social research.
Great guide to participant observation. I have a library copy but might invest in my own. Chapters 6-8 on "focusing data" as groundwork for analysis are especially good. As a new researcher, I liked and needed the section on what it means to do social science framing.