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Wolcott, Harry F. 1929-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 268 publications in 5 languages and 8,255 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography  Classification 
Roles: Author
Classifications: T11, 808.0666
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Most widely held works by Harry F Wolcott
Writing up qualitative research by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you select what to write up from all the qualitative data that has been collected? Harry F. Wolcott has thoroughly revised the book that has provided the solution to this question as well as inspired thousands in writing up their research
The art of fieldwork by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this second edition of The Art of Fieldwork, prominent anthropologist and educational researcher Harry F. Wolcott updates his original groundbreaking text, which both challenges and petitions anthropology and its practitioners to draw both on the traditional precepts of science and on the richness of artistry in the collection, interpretation, and expression of fieldwork data. Each of the original chapters has been revised to reflect the past decade of developments in methodoloy."--Jacket
A Kwakiutl village and school by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listed in: Native residential schools in Canada : a selective bibliography
Transforming qualitative data : description, analysis, and interpretation by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to turn research notes into a complete study
The man in the principal's office; an ethnography by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an ethnography regarding on school systems and in particuliar - principals. It explores the history and economy of the Pacific Northwest and school districts
Ethnography : a way of seeing by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of anthropology's leading writers on ethnographic methods, Harry F. Wolcott, discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies. Tracing its development from its disciplinary origins in sociology and anthropology, he points out what is distinctive about ethnography and what it means to conduct research in the ethnographic tradition. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Wolcott distinguishes ethnography as more than just a set of field methods and practices, separating it from many related qualitative research traditions as "a way of seeing" through the lens of culture. For both beginning and experienced ethnographers in a wide range of disciplines, Wolcott's book will provide important ideas for improving research practice."--Jacket
Sneaky kid and its aftermath : ethics and intimacy in fieldwork by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, Wolcott presents the full story of his intimate and tumultuous relationship with the young man who was the subject of his long-term study on how the educational system can fail students-The Brad Trilogy-and the firestorm it caused. Written in Wolcott's masterful style, the case offers an ideal starting point for discussing the complex public and personal dimensions of qualitative research with students
Teachers versus technocrats : an educational innovation in anthropological perspective by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many educational researchers have been too attentive to innovations and too inattentive to how educators organize to cope with them. The use of anthropological concepts and methods in analyzing the educator subculture could improve planning and implementation of innovations. A study of the attempt to develop a variant of a planning, programming, budgeting system in Oregon by the Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, using a local school district as a testing site, reveals the operation of a moiety-like social organization among educators. A moiety system involves the division of a group into two camps, each with different ways of viewing any situation. Interaction between the two subgroups involves the anthropological concepts of rivalry, reciprocity, complementarity, and conceptual antithesis. In the educator subculture this structure is seen in the distinction between the technocrats--those who seek and instigate educational innovation--and the teachers--those who must implement the new ideas. Because of communications failures and other problems, the specific project in question operated not so much to change the educational system's processes as to reveal them more clearly to the anthropologist's eye. (Author/PGD)
The African beer gardens of Bulawayo : integrated drinking in a segregated society by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnography lessons : a primer by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Wolcott takes the reader inside the process of constructing an ethnographic study, offering a wealth of lessons from one of the masters. In this concise primer, he provides a set of models from which to organize a study, explains how to pick the various components that go into the ethnographic report, advises on how to create analogies and metaphors to help explain your work, and identifies the key features of an effective ethnography. He also discusses the role of serendipity and questions of ethics in doing ethnographic work. Learn the essentials of ethnography from one of the masters
Field study methods for educational researchers: a bibliography by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated bibliography of approximately 100 items, represents a continuing effort to identify statements dealing with field study methods and problems relevant for research in formal educational settings. The bibliography emphasizes, but is not limited to, contributions by anthropologists. A thoughtful perusal of this bibliography and a study of some of the resources identified here may do much to dispel the fieldwork "mystique." However, the process of transforming field notes and journals (the preferred anthropological terms) or data (the customary term among sociologists and educators) into a completed monograph remains elusive, at least to the extent that those who have completed successful field studies have been able to produce (or reveal) guidelines to assist others. (Author)
Anthropology and educational administration by Ray Barnhardt( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao chang ban gong shi li de na ge ren : yi zhong min zu zhi by Wu Kou Te( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographic approaches to research in education : a bibliography on method by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 100 entries are compiled in this bibliography which identify sources helpful in contemplating or carrying out a fieldwork approach to research in formal educational settings. The bibliography emphasizes, but is not restricted to, contributions by anthropologists. Thus, there is a preference for using the terminology of that discipline, such as ethnography vs. Field study. The bibliography deals with problems of educational research and how to overcome those problems. One problem is the effectiveness of the participant-observer technique in the schools. The bibliography presents a diversity of alternative research techniques that could be applied. Books and journal articles dating from the late 1960s through the 1970s comprise the bulk of citations. Entries are listed alphabetically by the author, and include the date of publication and name of the publisher. (Author/JR)
A Kwakiutl village and its school : cultural barriers to classroom performance by Harry F Wolcott( )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideal world and the real world of reading : an anthropological perspective by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to help the reading teacher identify some contrasting elements between the ideal world of reading and the actual world of reading, teacher reading, and the teaching of reading. The author explores the paradoxes in these areas by contrasting ideal reading behavior based on cultural expectations to reality, using normative reading behavior. The paper consists of three sections: reading and the cultural milieu, teachers and reading, and the reading class. The two major themes emphasized are that (1) reading is intricately involved with the culture and (2) reading is strongly associated with normative ideas of "should" and "ought." A bibliography is included. Also attached is Howard Klein's critical reaction to the paper and the author's rejoinder. (Aw)
Ethnographic research in education by Harry F Wolcott( Recording )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines ethnographic research; discusses fieldwork techniques and analysis of information collected
Self images and community images of the elementary school principal; findings and implications of a sociological inquiry by John M Foskett( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of rules that guides the behavior of elementary school principals was investigated. This body of rules, termed "the normative structure of the community as it pertains to school administrators," was studied by means of an instrument called the "role norm inventory." Separate inventories were developed for elementary school teachers and for elementary school principals. The response patterns to the principal role norm inventory were discussed in the following order--(1) the extent of agreement among principals and among other populations regarding the role of the principal, (2) the extent of permissiveness among principals and among other populations, (3) differences in views of the role of the principal, (4) the principal's perception of the views of others, and (5) rank order agreement of items based on mean scores obtained from the various populations. Responses were scored on a scale of plus 100 percent for complete agreement to minus 100 percent for complete disagreement. A summary of the scores revealed that the level of agreement for each segment of the community inventoried ranged from near zero percent to approximately 80 percent, the average for each group being close to 40 percent. The author reported (1) the school system that was studied appeared to be a stable, smooth running organization operating with a minimum of stress and (2) the school system appeared able to tolerate a wide range of views. (Al)
Astronomus Solaris by Harry F Wolcott( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in Latin and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Writing up qualitative research
Alternative Names
Wolcott, H. F. 1929-

Wolcott, H. F. (Harry Fletcher), 1929-

Wolcott, Harry F. 1929-

Wolcott, Harry Fletcher 1929-

Languages
English (214)

Chinese (10)

Spanish (5)

Latin (2)

German (1)

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The art of fieldworkA Kwakiutl village and schoolTransforming qualitative data : description, analysis, and interpretationThe man in the principal's office; an ethnographyEthnography : a way of seeingSneaky kid and its aftermath : ethics and intimacy in fieldworkTeachers versus technocrats : an educational innovation in anthropological perspectiveEthnography lessons : a primer