participant observation

The Civic Responsibility of Ethnographers

What duty do social scientists have to report illegal activity that they witness as part of their fieldwork? If you answered quickly, you may not have thought about the issue all that deeply.

8 months ago
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Rom Harré on What is Social Science?

“Everybody lives in a society…They want to know what it is they’re living in” An exploration of the nature of the social sciences. How do they differ from the physical sciences? What challenges do they face? What is their value?

7 years ago
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How far should we go?

This summer, I have been reading one of the most impressive ethnographies that I have seen for a long time: […]

8 years ago
12

Shaken but not scared

David Canter describes being marooned in Narita Airport when the earthquake struck. Having studied people’s actions in major emergencies as […]

9 years ago
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