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Resources for Conducting Fieldwork

The following is a small sample of key works on conducting fieldwork (interviews, oral histories, participant observation) within the broader context of qualitative research.


Bailey, Carol.  Guide to Qualitative Field Research.  Pine Forge Press, 2007.


Blommaert, Jan and Dong Jie.  Ethnographic Fieldwork: A Beginner's Guide.  Multilingual Matters, 2010.


Campbell, Elizabeth and Luke Lassiter.  Doing Ethnography Today: Theories, Methods, Exercises.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.


Emerson, Robert, Rachel Fretz, and Linda Shaw.  Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes.  University of Chicago Press, 1995.


Grills, Scott, ed.  Doing Ethnographic Research.  Sage Publications, 1998.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography.  Harper, 2006.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. Harper, 2008.


Kleinman, Sherryl.  Feminist Fieldwork Analysis.  SAGE, 2007.


Lassiter, Luke.  The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography.  University of Chicago Press, 2005.


Marshall, Catherine.  Designing Qualitative Research.  SAGE, 2016.


Merriam, Sharan and Elizabeth Tisdell.  Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation.  Jossey-Bass, 2015.


Ocejo, Richard, ed.  Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork.  Routledge, 2012.


Pink, Sarah.  Doing Visual Ethnography.  SAGE, 2013.


Rubin, Herbert and Irene Rubin.  Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data.  SAGE, 2011.


Sanjek, Roger.  Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology.  Cornell University

Press, 1990.


Ward, Kevin.  Researching the City: A Guide for Students.  SAGE, 2013.


Warren, Carol and Tracy Karner.  Discovering Qualitative Methods: Ethnography, Interviews, Documents, and Images.  Oxford University Press, 2013.


Yin, Robert.  Case Study Research: Design and Methods.  SAGE, 2013.

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