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Yancey-Martin, Patricia, and Emily Boyd. 2010. “QUALITATIVE METHODS FOR SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Field researchers study social settings where people live, work, and play in their actual
habitats (rather than in laboratories or through self reports via social surveys). According
to Michael Burawoy (1991), participant observation methods exemplify "what is
distinctive about the practice of all social science" in requiring a combination...

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