Doing Human Service Ethnography
"EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Human service work is performed in many places – hospitals, shelters, households – and is characterised by a complex mixture of organising principles, relations and rules. Using ethnographic methods, researchers can investigate these site-specific complexities, providing multi-dimensional and compelling analyses. Bringing together both theoretical and practical material, this book shows researchers how ethnography can be carried out within human service settings. It provides an invaluable guide on how to apply ethnographic creativeness and offers a more humanistic and context-sensitive approach in the field of health and social care to generating valid knowledge about today’s service work."
KeywordsEthnography; Fieldwork; Health and Social Care; Human Service Organizations; Institutional Ethnography; Organisation Studies; Qualitative Research; Social Work; Welfare
ISBN9781447355793, 9781447355809, 9781447355816
Publication date and placeBristol, 2021
Social research & statistics
Social issues & processes
Research methods: general