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Documenting the Musical Event: Observation, Participation, Representation

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reviews approaches to the empirical documentation of music as found in comparative musicology, folklore studies, and through the fifty-year history of ethnomusicology. Means of gathering ... More


The Science of the Field Notes

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Describing his work in a manner that repeatedly focuses on his unconventional methods and nonacquisitive purposes, Thoreau relates significant discoveries about seed dispersal and tree succession ... More


Research Methods

Benjamin J. Goold

in CCTV and Policing: Public Area Surveillance and Police Practices in Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In many ways, working alongside police officers and CCTV operators requires a researcher to confront a number of difficult questions about the role of observer and to re-examine many of the ethical ... More


Data collection and storage

Richard A. Seigel

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the logistical preparation and planning needed to conduct successfully a field study on reptiles, with emphasis on the need for flexibility when working with often ... More


A Subtle and Exquisite Spirit: Maud MacCarthy and Indian Music in Britain

Nalini Ghuman

in Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Prior to the early twentieth century Indian music had remained, other than the object of a few theoretical studies, little-known in Britain. This chapter examines Maud MacCarthy’s role as a pioneer ... More


First Fieldwork: Irish Travellers

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

in In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The authors spend a year living in a horse-drawn wagon in a camp among Irish Travellers, a nomadic group similar to the Roma. There they experience firsthand what it is like to be members of a ... More


Nature beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field

John Seibert Farnsworth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747281
eISBN:
9781501747298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747281.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The field notes taken for this book are not only about nature, but from nature as well. The book lets the reader peer over the author'shoulder as he takes his notes. The reader follows him to a ... More


Geological cross-sections

Matthew J. Genge

in Geological Field Sketches and Illustrations: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198835929
eISBN:
9780191873317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835929.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Geological cross-sections are graphical representations of the distribution of rock units in vertical planes cut through landscapes. Cross-sections extrapolate the boundaries between rock units above ... More


Drawing schematic diagrams

Matthew J. Genge

in Geological Field Sketches and Illustrations: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198835929
eISBN:
9780191873317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835929.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Schematic diagrams are invaluable in Earth Science in the communication of concepts in both publications and teaching. These diagrams can also be used during fieldwork to help develop interpretations ... More


Notes from the Trenches: On Social Injustice: Race, Class, and Health Disparity

David Wendell Moller

in Dying at the Margins: Reflections on Justice and Healing for Inner-City Poor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199760145
eISBN:
9780190918118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199760145.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Being in the trenches with patients and other caregivers while working collaboratively toward a patient’s goals is a fantastic experience. However, it is equally important to be cognizant of the many ... More


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