ERIC Number: ED045583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Ethnic Live-In: A Guide for Penetrating and Understanding a Cultural Minority.
Burger, Henry G.
This guidebook to learning procedures in cultural sensitivity and ethnographic data-gathering is designed for professionals and preprofessionals whose duties involve ethnics. It is specifically suggested for use by "intermittent" ethnographers (those who may use weekends and vacations to study ethnic enclaves both within large cities and in the countryside) such as anthropology students, government officials, and nonanthropology professionals and students who will be working with ethnics, e.g., teachers, social workers, photographers. The various sections of the guide deal with the nature of fieldwork, definitions, why you should observe an ethnic community, how to identify the available ethnicities, how to select an observable community, what study to do in advance, what equipment to take, how to program your visits, how to explain your mission, how to select an introducer, how to arrive in the selected community, how to select a surveyor, how to select informants, what to look for, how to seek the information you desire, how to behave socially, how to observe, how to sample, how to interview, how to repay those who aid you, what to record, where to record observations, how to record observations, how to respond to ethnic initiatives, how to counteract your personal problems, how to process your data, what to do with your observations. Included are a 250-item index and a 52-item bibliography on field work, many of the entries themselves bibliographies. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Ethnic Groups, Ethnology, Field Studies, Research Methodology, Research Opportunities
Bookstore, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 64110 ($1.25, plus $0.25 mailing charge in U.S., $0.50 foreign)
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