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Methodological Issues in the Study of New Religious Movements

David G. Bromley

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some of the most significant knowledge about new religious movements has been generated through participant observation fieldwork. A variety of methodological issues have emerged in the process of ... More


In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Cindy Dell Clark

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This book provides qualitative researchers with a guide to inquiry that learns from, with and about children.  From fieldwork done during participant observation, to focus groups and depth ... More


Observation and Participant Observation

Cindy Dell Clark

in In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Participant observation is one of the sorts of observation discussed, with an emphasis on foregrounding children’s experience. Observation shares with methods of discourse analysis a way to vividly ... More


Introduction

Mary McClintock Fulkerson

in Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296477
eISBN:
9780191711930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296477.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a discussion of participant observation. It then describes the first encounter with Good Samaritan Church and presents a definition of practical theology. An overview of the ... More


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


Cast of Characters: Setting the Rajasthani Stage

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter further describes the context of the author’s participant-observation fieldwork situation in the towns of Udaipur and Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It also presents the ... More


Stories in the ‘listening’: collecting data

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the data gathering methods the author used during her research: participant observation and interviews. Participant observation entailed a systematic description of events, ... More


Participant Observation

Philip Balsiger and Alexandre Lambelet

in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719571
eISBN:
9780191788666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719571.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A growing number of scholars use participant observation when studying movements. Through active participation, researchers attempt to gain insights into mobilization processes as they take place, ... More


Ethnography: Theory, Method and Practice

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the discipline of ethnography and ethnographic modes of research, and an explanation of their appropriateness for the study of football crowds. It details how ... More


Knowledge from the Field

Marjorie L. DeVault

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a story about fieldwork traditions in sociology and the growth of qualitative methods and methodology in the second half of the twentieth century. It weaves its narrative around ... More


Methodology

Rosina Márquez Reiter

in Mediated Business Interactions: Intercultural Communication Between Speakers of Spanish

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637201
eISBN:
9780748651559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637201.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter outlines the research perspective adopted and describes the ways in which the data for this study were collected. The data for this book was obtained from the Latin American call centre ... More


Observing interactions as an approach to understanding patients’ experiences

Fiona Stevenson

in Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665372
eISBN:
9780191748585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665372.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The chapter examines observations of interactions as a means to understanding people’s experiences of health care. Focusing on non-participant observations of naturally occurring interactions, it ... More


Shadowing the Night People: A Methodological Postscript

Phil Hadfield

in Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This postscript provides a detailed account of the research design and methodology of the PhD project upon which the book is based. Issues addressed include those of the selection of research ... More


Knowledge Production as Recasting Experience

Karen M. Inouye (ed.)

in The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804795746
eISBN:
9781503600560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795746.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One examines the life and work of former inmate and sociologist Tamotsu Shibutani, and how the afterlife of a historical event can develop from a generalized sense of injustice and its costs ... More


Methodology in Research about Cultural Models

Giovanni Bennardo and Victor C. de Munck

in Cultural Models: Genesis, Methods, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199908042
eISBN:
9780199369706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908042.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter we present and discuss the methodologies employed in search of cultural models. They range from qualitative data collections, for example ethnographic data, semistructured interviews, ... More


"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con": Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration

Edward Orozco Flores

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479884148
eISBN:
9781479854561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents two cases of faith-based community organizing for and among the formerly incarcerated. It examines how the Community Renewal Society, a protestant-founded group, and LA Voice, an ... More


Studying Globalization at Home: Reflections on Method, Self-Reflexivity, and Narrative Inquiry

Sunil Bhatia

in Decolonizing Psychology: Globalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199964727
eISBN:
9780190690243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199964727.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter documents the ethnographic context in which the interviews and participant observation were conducted for the study presented in this book. It also situates the study within the context ... More


// Muddling Through: Methods, Ethics, and Writing

in Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses some of the methodological, ethical, and practical challenges encountered in this study of U.S. homeland security. It addresses several methodological and ethical concerns that ... More


Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Harry Collins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Based in the sociology of scientific knowledge the book describes, in real time, two potential discoveries of gravitational waves, known as the Equinox Event and Big Dog. These were made by the LIGO ... More


Introduction to Ethnography

Anthony Kwame Harrison

in Ethnography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199371785
eISBN:
9780190882129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371785.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This introductory chapter introduces ethnography as a distinct research and writing tradition. The author begins by historically contextualizing ethnography’s professionalization within the fields of ... More


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