The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

Ethnography

Christine Griffin Andrew Bengry-Howell

Introduction

It is relatively unusual for textbooks on qualitative research in psychology to include a chapter on ethnography. Despite the rapid increase in the number of texts on qualitative research in psychology over the past twenty years, several key books on this subject still make no mention of ethnography (e.g. Hayes, 1997; Smith, 2003; Willig, 2001). A few texts with a focus on psychological research do cover ethnographic methods to some extent (e.g. Banister et al., 1994, 2011; Parker and the Bolton Discourse Network, 1999; Richardson, 1996). One general text covering a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches includes a chapter on ‘ethnographic and action research’ (Uzzell, in Breakwell, Hammond and Fife-Shaw, ...

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