Are you setting out on your research journey in Education? Ever wondered about adopting an ethnographic approach? Would you like to know more about the opportunities this research tradition presents, and the challenges you might encounter along the way?
Ethnography in Education is an accessible guidebook to the different approaches taken by ethnographers studying education. Drawing on our own experience of teaching and using these methods, the authors suggest that ethnography is less a formal 'method' than a way of being, seeing and writing about educational worlds.
Ethnography in Education will introduce you to ethnographic 'classics', the best existing textbooks, and debates about new approaches and innovations. With extended examples of ethnographic analysis by both established scholars and research students, the authors aim to help you cultivate an 'ethnographic imagination' in your own research and writing.
Full of practical examples and advice, this book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses.
Dr David Mills is a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford.
Dr Missy Morton is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury Christ Church, New Zealand.
Research Methods in Education series:
Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher.
Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas.
Other books in the series:
- Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier
- Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace