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People studying people : the human element in fieldwork / Robert A. Georges and Michael O. Jones.

; Jones, Michael Owen, author
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0520040678, 0520039890

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Other Authors Jones, Michael Owen,
Subjects Feldforschung.
Interaktion.
Interpersonal Relations.
Interpersonal relations.
Relations humaines.
Sciences sociales -- Recherche sur le terrain.
Sciences sociales -- Travaux pratiques.
Social Sciences.
Social sciences -- Fieldwork.
Sociale interactie.
Soziologie.
Veldwerk.
Zwischenmenschliche Beziehung.
Description 178 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The authors of this book demonstrate that fieldwork is first and foremost a human pursuit. They draw upon published and unpublished accounts of fieldworkers' personal experiences to develop the thesis that an appreciation of fieldwork as a unique mode of inquiry depends upon an understanding of the role the human element plays in it. They analyze the processes involved when people study people firsthand, focusing upon the recurrent human problems that arise and must be solved. The human processes and problems, they argue, are common to all fieldwork, regardless of the disciplinary backgrounds or the specific interests of individual researchers.
Contents Dilemmas -- Alternatice means, many ends -- Confrontation -- Clarification and compromise -- Reflection and introspection -- Results.
Performers ISBN 0-520-04067-8 Pbk, \2.00.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5410304
(OCoLC)ocm05410304
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WorldCat Identities Georges, Robert A.
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