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Atkinson, Paul 1947-

Works: 84 works in 740 publications in 4 languages and 19,282 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: GN345, 305.8001
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Most widely held works by Paul Atkinson
Ethnography : principles in practice by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

88 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hammersley and Atkinson reconsider the status of ethnography and seek to place it quite explicitly in a general methodological context. Ethnography provides a systematic and coherent account of ethnographic principles and practices. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify the main features of ethnographic work, such as the selection and sampling of cases, the problems of access, observation and interviewing, recording and filing data, and the process of data analysis. There is also consideration of the ethical issues surrounding ethnographic research. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies in Britain and the US. -- Publisher description
The doctoral experience : success and failure in graduate school by Sara Delamont( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered in this work include: researching our peers; the nature of the quest; the appliance of science; modelling realities; genealogies and generations; supervisor's narratives; pedagogic continuities; disciplines and the doctorate
Interactionism : an essay in sociological amnesia by Paul Atkinson( )

22 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides an overview of interactionism in the United Kingdom. The authors argue that few sociologists in Britain have identified themselves solely with symbolic interactionism, even though many have engaged with interactionist ideas in their research and methodological work
Supervising the doctorate : a guide to success by Sara Delamont( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides everything you ever wanted to know about PhD supervision but were afraid to ask. It is a practical no-nonsense handbook for both the novice and the experienced higher degree supervisor. This 2nd edition includes details on supervising professional doctoral theses
Successful research careers by Sara Delamont( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors here provide sensible strategies for anyone building a successful research career. It will be of interest to anyone working in higher education, especially those who want to become research active academics
Handbook of ethnography by Paul Atkinson( Book )

58 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do you collect and analyze social data in the form of texts (interviews and documents), images (photographs, film and television footage), and sounds (noise and music)? This text shows students which methods are most suitable for particular research problems and what is good practice for each method." "Focusing on the pursuit of quality in social research, the authors: explore different ways of collecting and analyzing data; introduce the main analytical approaches for text, image and sound; cover computer-based analysis; and address problems in interpretation and quality criteria for qualitative research." "The book has been extensively tested with prostgraduate research methods students at the London School of Economics."--Jacket
Encontrar el sentido a los datos cualitativos : estrategias complementarias de investigación by Amanda Coffey( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variedades de datos y variedades de análisis - Los conceptos y la codificación - Narrativas y relatos - Significados y metáforas - Escribir y representar - Más allá de los datos - Estrategias complementarias de análisis mediante la ayuda del computador - Coda
Making sense of qualitative data : complementary research strategies by Amanda Coffey( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this practical book the authors highlight the range of approaches available to qualitative researchers by using a single data set which they analyze using a number of techniques
The ethnographic imagination : textual constructions of reality by Paul Atkinson( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Ethnographic Imagination' explores how sociologists use literary and rhetorical conventions to convey their findings, and to persuade their colleagues and students of the legitimacy of of their accounts. The author analyses how arguments are constructed, and gives insight into the literary convention of realism and factual accounts
Understanding ethnographic texts by Paul Atkinson( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Atkinson presents useful advice on how to read, and therefore how to write, ethnography. He examines how ethnographers create field notes and how they do interview transcriptions, inevitably revealing the author's hand. He outlines various literary conventions used in ethnographic writing
New genetics, new identities by Paul Atkinson( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the resources of a wide range of social science disciplines to provide a comparative approach to complex issues, this superb collection explores the local and global consequences of the new genetics
New genetics, new social formations by Peter E Glasner( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibits a thematic coherence around the impact of the genetics and their associated technologies on new social formations, showing a balance between theoretical and empirical approaches in this field. This volume is of interest to postgraduates and professionals in the fields of sociology, social anthropology, and environmental studies
Key themes in qualitative research : continuities and changes by Paul Atkinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current state of qualitative research methodological writing and practices of ethnography are in danger of losing basic necessary continuities, argue a team of sociologists from Cardiff U. (UK). They further suggest that many of the controversies viewed as new by postmodernists and others have already been recognized by earlier sociologists. They explore these issues, setting forth their own views on such matters as autoethnography, participation observation, and styles of reporting
Handbook of genetics and society : mapping the new genomic era by Paul Atkinson( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings together leading scholars with expertise across a wide-ranging spectrum of research fields related to the production, use, commercialisation and regulation of genetics knowledge. The Handbook is structured into seven cross-cutting themes in contemporary social science research on genetics with introductions written by internationally renowned section editors who take an interdisciplinary approach to offer fresh insights on recent developments and issues in often controversial fields of study. The Handbook explores local and global issues and critically approaches a wide range of public and policy questions, providing an invaluable reference source to a wide variety of researchers, academics and policy makers
For ethnography by Paul Atkinson( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major book from one of the world's foremost authorities recaptures the classic inspirations of ethnographic fieldwork in sociology and anthropology, reflecting on decades of methodological development and empirical research. It is part manifesto, part guidance on the appropriate focus of the ethnographic gaze. In For ethnography, Paul Atkinson argues that ethnographic research must be faithful to the intrinsic and complex organization of everyday life
Contours of culture : complex ethnography and the ethnography of complexity by Paul Atkinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Contours of Culture the authors discuss the uses of various ethnographic methods in the study of culture, drawing on their field research with an opera company, Welsh artists, and classes on the popular Brazilian martial art capoeira. In their practical research and in the research of other scolars, they encounter complex problems and themes that often require new ways of organizing and conceiving cultural material, and even new ways of giving expression to phenomena that are only partially understood. This book is not only about the inherent complexities involved in ethnography; it is also about the kinds of opportunities available to researchers immersed in this complexity and how they might grasp cultural settings in their entirety."--Jacket
Supervising the PhD : a guide to success by Sara Delamont( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is a practical guide for the novice and experienced supervisor of Ph. D. students focusing on the British system. The book is organized to follow the progress of a student from starting out to a career after the viva voce examination. The chapters are: (1) "a Most Persuasive Piece of Argument"; (2) "Caught and Held by a Cobweb: Getting the Student Started"; (3) "The Balance between Tradition and Progress: Designing and Planning a Project"; (4) "Old Manuscripts: The Literature Review"; (5) "Heavy and Thankless Task: Overseeing the Data Collection"; (6) "Disagreeableness and Danger: Keeping Up the Student's Motivation"; (7) "Contorted Corkscrew: The Getting and Giving of Judgement"; (8) "An Emotional Excitement: Writing Up the Thesis"; (9) "a Lack of Genuine Interest: Choosing the Right External and Preparing the Student for the Examination"; (10) "The Brave Pretence at Confidence: Launching the Student's Career"; and (11) "a Rather Unpromising Consignment: Selecting Successful Students and Building a Research Culture." An appendix lists sources for further reading. (Contains 167 references.) (Sld)
Medical talk and medical work : the liturgy of the clinic by Paul Atkinson( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday arias : an operatic ethnography by Paul Atkinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Atkinson explores the remarkable world of opera through his fieldwork with the internationally known Welsh National Opera company. He demonstrates how cultural phenomena are produced and enacted by taking us on stage and behind the scenes into the collective social action that goes into the realization of an opera. Atkinson's work will appeal to anthropologists and sociologists who study the performance arts, as well as to those engaged in theatre arts, opera, and music
Language, structure, and reproduction : an introduction to the sociology of Basil Bernstein by Paul Atkinson( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, Structure and Reproduction will be of importance to those interested in the sociology of education, language and society, anthropological linguistics, communication studies - indeed anyone concerned with the reproduction of knowledge in contemporary society
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The doctoral experience : success and failure in graduate school
The doctoral experience : success and failure in graduate schoolInteractionism : an essay in sociological amnesiaSupervising the doctorate : a guide to successSuccessful research careersHandbook of ethnographyEncontrar el sentido a los datos cualitativos : estrategias complementarias de investigaciónMaking sense of qualitative data : complementary research strategiesThe ethnographic imagination : textual constructions of reality
Alternative Names
Atkinson, Paul

Atkinson, Paul 1947 (Sept. 26)-

Atkinson, Paul Anthony, 1947-

앳킨슨, 폴 1947-

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