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Ethnographer's Toolkit

7-Volume Set, Second Edition

Edited by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte

The Ethnographer's Toolkit series is designed with you, the novice fieldworker, in mind. In a series of seven brief books, the editors and authors of the Toolkit take you through the multiple, complex steps of doing ethnographic research. Case studies, checklists, key points to remember, and additional resources to consult are all included to help the reader fully understand the ethnographic process. Avoiding a step-by-step formula approach, the authors are able to explain the complicated tasks and relationships that occur in the field in clear, helpful ways. The Toolkit is the perfect starting point for professionals in diverse professional fields in social welfare, education, health, economic development, and the arts, as well as for advanced students and experienced researchers unfamiliar with the demands of conducting good ethnography.

The second edition expands upon the successful first edition to include new methods, topics, and theory—from network analysis to community based participatory research. In the reader-friendly language that made the first edition a staple with thousands of researchers and students, the second edition offers research designs, data collection techniques, analytical strategies, research collaborations, and an array of uses for ethnographic work in policy, programming, and practice across disciplines.

This set includes:

Book 1:
Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research: An Introduction, Second Edition
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Book 2:
Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach
by Stephen L. Schensul, Jean J. Schensul, and Margaret D. LeCompte

Book 3:
Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition
by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte

Book 4:
Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach
edited by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte

Book 5:
Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Data: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Book 6:
Ethics in Ethnography: A Mixed Methods Approach
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Book 7:
Ethnography in Action: A Mixed Methods Approach
by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte
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AltaMira Press
Pages: 2668Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7591-2444-8 • Paperback • 7 vol set • January 2016 • $212.00 • (£140.00) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
Jean J. Schensul is founding director and senior scientist at the Institute for Community Research in Hartford, Connecticut.

Margaret D. LeCompte is professor emerita of education and sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
A precious resource for ethnographers everywhere, in any field. Like the first edition, this new second edition of the seven-volume Ethnographer's Toolkit is a must-have collection for any university or college library where ethnography is taught. The greatly expanded second edition includes coverage of spatial analysis, network analysis, and community based participatory research, among many other topics of current interest.
H. Russell Bernard, University of Florida, Director of the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Arizona

The newly updated Ethnographer’s Toolkit picks up where the last one left off—seamlessly integrating new ideas in ethnographic thought and technique with the indispensable classic text we have all depended upon in our work. With its clever, intuitive format and nuanced but accessible tone, the new Ethnographer’s Toolkit is still the trusted friend that experienced and novice ethnographers alike return to again and again. It has earned a prominent place on my bookshelf and in my syllabi.
Sally Campbell Galman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst