Listening to people : a practical guide to interviewing, participant observation, data analysis, and writing it all up

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Full title: Listening to people : a practical guide to interviewing, participant observation, data analysis, and writing it all up / Annette Lareau.
Alternative titles: Practical guide to interviewing, participant observation, data analysis, and writing it all up
Guide to interviewing, participant observation, data analysis, and writing it all up
Main author: Lareau, Annette, (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Sociologist of education Annette Lareau is renowned in her field for her compassionate ethnographic work and the insightful ideas she's able to draw from it. With Listening to People, she has given us an extremely practical guide to doing the kind of work she has been celebrated for. Lareau covers just about everything a social scientist needs to know--formulating a topic and honing it down to a good research question, obtaining IRB approval, finding a site and making introductions, conducting high-quality interviews and participant--observation, taking good notes and writing them up later, analyzing the data, and best of all, making clear how much the data analysis and the writing are part of the same process. Her tone throughout is about as straightforward as it gets, and she very generously shares stories of her own mistakes, missteps, and anxieties. Written for students and scholars in sociology, education, communications, social work, and possibly political science, anthropology, and related fields, the book will be an indispensable guide for graduate students and faculty in the social sciences (broadly conceived), and is even suitable for undergraduates"--
Language: English
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Classmark: A301.072 /546112
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Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index.
ISBN: 9780226806570
022680657X
9780226806433
022680643X