Doing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Michael V. Angrosino
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478607748
Release Date: 2006-08-10
Genre: Social Science

As a practical bridge between the classroom and the field, this down-to-earth, hands-on collection offers an impressive range of insightful, focused vignettes about cultural research that will jumpstart students thinking about the practice of anthropology. Reflecting the contributions of nearly two dozen practicing social scientists, each clearly written chapter of Doing Cultural Anthropology covers the fundamentals of a different data-collection technique. Following an overview of a particular ethnographic method, each author describes his or her own research project and shows how that technique is utilized. Learning-by-doing remains the thrust of the latest edition, which includes two new chapters plus significant revisions to five of the original contributions. Each chapter ends with suggestions for student projects that promote hands-on exposure to what ethnographers actually do. Readers are given just enough information to appreciate the technique and to practice it for themselves.

Scholarly Research for Musicians

Author: Sang-Hie Lee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315458083
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Music

Scholarly Research for Musicians presents a range of research methods and techniques, incorporating both the common elements of traditional music research methodologies with innovative research strategies endemic to the fields of social science, education, and performance science. The author’s collaborative and interdisciplinary approach reinforces the belief that research is most palpable and successful when accessed through a relevant and meaningful way of organizing thoughts and knowledge. Drawing from over twenty years of classroom experience, the author organizes the text into five units: Common Bases, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Performance Science, and Review. Research is presented as an accessible process, one facilitated by brainstorming and question-asking, the systematic collection of information, and the analysis and synthesis of information—all with the aim to develop a succinct conceptual framework. In explicating this process, the author introduces traditional Western thought alongside contemporary and Eastern philosophy. Experts in the field of performance science explore novel approaches to studying the audience, incorporating various measuring devices and methods. In the final chapter, the author offers strategies for disseminating and publishing research reports. Scholarly Research for Musicians demystifies the research process for musicians and music students alike, demonstrating the common principles of cohesive research plans. PowerPoint presentations are available to instructors, covering chapter discussion points in summary format. This text explores interdisciplinary methods that merge with and focus on the study of music while emphasizing concepts and materials relevant to all types of research.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Author: Matthew B. Miles
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452257877
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Education

The Third Edition of Miles & Huberman's classic research methods text is updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Several of the data display strategies from previous editions are now presented in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension. The Third Edition’s presentation of the fundamentals of research design and data management is followed by five distinct methods of analysis: exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting. Miles and Huberman's original research studies are profiled and accompanied with new examples from Saldaña's recent qualitative work. The book's most celebrated chapter, "Drawing and Verifying Conclusions," is retained and revised, and the chapter on report writing has been greatly expanded, and is now called “Writing About Qualitative Research.” Comprehensive and authoritative, Qualitative Data Analysis has been elegantly revised for a new generation of qualitative researchers.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133591467
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Social Science

Build your awareness of cultures around the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 11th Edition! Emphasizing the issues of power, gender, globalization, stratification, ethnicity, and the similarities and differences among all cultures, this book enables you to explore the diversity of human life and lifestyles, and will prompt you to think deeply about the world in which you live. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Critical Approach to Youth Culture

Author: Pamela Erwin
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 9780310395928
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Religion

"Adolescent culture is always changing, making it difficult for youth pastors to keep up. Even college students who are a few years out of high school find it challenging to stay current with the changing culture of teens. However, when equipped with tools that help them think critically about culture on a broad scale, youth ministry students can be prepared for a strategic ministry to teens that effectively addresses the youth cultural context. This academic resource uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand culture by exploring the nature, theology, ecology, and ethnography of culture, then combining these different perspectives to develop a critical approach to youth culture."

Research Methods for Cultural Studies

Author: Michael Pickering
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748631193
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Genre: Reference

This new textbook addresses the neglect of practical research methods in cultural studies. It provides readers with clearly written overviews of research methods in cultural studies, along with guidelines on how to put these methods into operation. It advocates a multi-method approach, with students drawing from a pool of techniques and approaches suitable for their own topics of investigation.The book covers the following main areas:* Drawing on experience, and studying how narratives make sense of experience.* Investigating production processes in the cultural industries, and the consumption and assimilation of cultural products by audiences and fans.* Taking both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of cultural life.* Analysing visual images and both spoken and written forms of discourse.* Exploring cultural memory and historical representation.

Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research

Author: Michael Angrosino
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446249536
Release Date: 2007-12-30
Genre: Social Science

Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0072952504
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "25 succinct video clips, each corresponding to a chapter in the textbook. Each clip is accompanied by a text overview and probing questions to exercise the student's critical thinking skills."--Page 4 of cover.

TALLER DE INVESTIGACI N CUALITATIVA

Author: VV.AA.
Publisher: Editorial UNED
ISBN: 9788436269055
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Qualitative research

La mirada cualitativa hace posible comprender los procesos sociales desde la perspectiva de quienes los protagonizan. Procesos que son complejos, interrelacionales y dinámicos. Así, el análisis desde el enfoque cualitativo abre un diálogo intersubjetivo entre el investigador y la situación que estudia, construyendo nuevas interpretaciones que permiten cuestionar, comprender, actuar… desde otras lógicas alternativas a la explicación única. Este libro sitúa la investigación cualitativa como foco, indagando en sus propias motivaciones, en sus dilemas y en sus retos. En la organización propuesta se diferencian tres partes en las cuales se abordan los aspectos conceptuales y metodológicos que creemos necesarios para pensar, plantear y desarrollar proyectos desde esta perspectiva de investigación.

How Do They Know That

Author: Michael V. Angrosino
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 1577666712
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

"In relatively few pages, Michael Angrosino delivers a high-impact, step-by-step guide to the process of social research. While stressing qualitative methods, he also discusses the processes and attributes of quantitative methods, offering a coherent view of an eight-phased research process. He shows how the phases are linked, how they lead logically from one to the other, and how the end result can have broad implications. Angrosino's description of conducting research for one of his own projects adds areal-world perspective. Thus, students about to embark on their first independent research project, or individuals with some familiarity and experience, are equipped with an accessible multidisciplinary formula dovetailed with clear illustrations of how each step works"--www.waveland.com.

Handbuch Qualitative Forschung in der Psychologie

Author: Günter Mey
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531920528
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Psychology

Qualitative Forschung und ihre Methoden sind ein wichtiger Zugang im Rahmen psychologischer Erkenntnissuche. Während qualitative Herangehensweisen in benachbarten Wissenschaftsfeldern zum Standardrepertoire gehören, ist diese Tradition in der Psychologie über Jahrzehnte vernachlässigt worden. Dieses Handbuch steht im Zeichen eines Wechsels. Namhafte Expertinnen und Experten setzen Psychologie und qualitative Forschung in Beziehung, beschreiben ihre Methoden und Herangehensweisen und liefern in 60 Beiträgen einen breiten Überblick über den Stand der qualitativen psychologischen Forschung im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Fandom

Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814732380
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Social Science

We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.

Grounded theory

Author: Barney G. Glaser
Publisher:
ISBN: 3456849060
Release Date: 2010
Genre:

Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.