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  • #3885
    Kien Nguyen
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    Hi all,

    Could you tell me good books or material on observation method in qualitative research?

    Thank you very much.

    Kien

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    Johnny Saldana
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    What I recommend to my class are:

    • Adler, Patricia A., and Peter Adler. Membership Roles in Field Research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1987. Adler and Adler’s classic monograph describes three types of participant observation roles for researchers in field settings.
    • DeWalt, Kathleen M., and Billie R. DeWalt. Participant Observation: A Guide for Fieldworkers. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002. This title is geared toward anthropological studies; the text reviews detailed methods for taking fieldnotes and interviewing participants; includes an excellent chapter on data analysis.
    • Emerson, Robert M., Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. This classic is a superior overview of the fieldnote-taking process and how it springboards to qualitative analysis and the write-up of the study.
    • Spradley, James P. Participant Observation. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. The analytic methods profiled in this classic work are exclusively Spradley’s, but several of them have become “standard” to several methodologists.

    #3886
    Kien Nguyen
    Member

    Dear Johnny,

    Many thanks for your guide. I think they very very useful for me.

    Best.

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