This book provides a succinct, student-friendly outline of the of principles, approaches, and issues in participant observation. Examining these basic tenets is important for clarifying the philosophical rationale for conducting participant observation, making important research decisions, and appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches within the method. This concise primer is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines such as anthropology, religious studies, sociology and nursing.
Preface, Acknowledgements, and Dedication
Two: Philosophy and Methodology
Three: Distinctive Characteristics
Four: Values and Politics
Six: Facts and Representations of Them