is an introductory and applied guide to ethnographic methods. It focuses on those methods - participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, and video/photographic work - that allow us to understand the lived, everyday world.
Informed by the authors' fieldwork experience, the book covers the relation between theory, practice and writing, and demonstrates how methods work in the field, so preparing the first-time ethnographer for the loss of control and direction often experienced.
SAGE Publications; March 2007
- ISBN: 9781848607477
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Doing Ethnographies
- Author: Mike A Crang; Ian Cook et al
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
'a casual, easy-to-read style that will appeal to...the many undergraduate and postgraduate students across a wide range of disciplines engaging in some form of ethnographic research... [It] will provide some comfort for the perplexed and should also perplex the comfortable'
'Crang and Cook provide a well-written practical guide to doing ethnographic research in the broadest sense of the term...They begin with a useful discussion of what ethnographic research entails... and how it fits in the broader realm of social research in a post-modern context... This book would be a useful resource for students and faculty embarking on an ethnographic research project.'