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Schensul, Jean J.

Overview
Works: 65 works in 275 publications in 2 languages and 7,558 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN345, 305.8001
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Most widely held works by Jean J Schensul
Designing & conducting ethnographic research by Margaret Diane LeCompte( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ethnographer's Toolkit begins with an overview volume that denies the enthographic enterprise, links research strategies to theoretical paradigms, and outlines the ways in which an ethnographic study can be designed. Using practical, straight-forward language, the authors of this volume then introduce readers to the enthnographic process of identifying issues, choices, and techniques covered in greater depth in other kit volumes, including chapters on the personal qualities of a good researcher and on research ethics."--Jacket
Specialized ethnographic methods : a mixed methods approach by Jean J Schensul( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of individually authored chapters provides cutting-edge approaches to ethnography. Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach complements the basic inventory of ethnographic data collection tools presented in Book 3 with a number of important additional approaches to conducting ethnography. These include defining and collecting cultural artifacts, collecting secondary and archival data, cultural sorting and comparing methods, spatial research and analysis, network research and analysis, use of multimedia strategies for the collection of ethnographic data, ways t
Essential ethnographic methods : a mixed methods approach by Jean J Schensul( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Ethnographic Methods introduces the fundamental, face-to-face data collection tools that ethnographers and other qualitative researchers use on a regular basis. It provides ethnographers with tools to answer the principal ethnographic questions about setting, participants, activities, behavior, and more. The essential “mixed” methods for collecting data include open-ended and focused listening, questioning strategies, participant and non-participant observation, recording techniques, visual recall, mapping the environments and contexts in which participant behavior occurs, and engaging in ethnographically informed survey research. Because these data collection strategies require ethnographers to become involved in the local cultural setting and to acquire their experience through hands-on experience, the essential tools also allow them to learn about new situations from the perspective of an "insider.” With these detailed instructions, the quality and scope of the data ethnographers collect are sure to be improved.--Publisher website
Analysis and interpretation of ethnographic data : a mixed methods approach by Margaret Diane LeCompte( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treating analysis as both a mechanical and a cognitive process, Book 5 begins by describing why analysis and interpretation of data are necessary. In the first two chapters the book points out the importance of beginning ethnographic analysis in the field, during the earliest stages of data collection, and how to move between induction and deduction, the concrete and the abstract, in a process informed by an emerging and increasingly refined conceptual model. The middle section tackles the challenge of transforming huge piles of text, audio, and visual information into an ethnographic whole through generic and specific coding and quantification of qualitative data, using multiple extended examples. Chapters show how to use computers in analysis of qualitative data and ways to integrate the results of quantitative and qualitative data into a comprehensive picture of a complex whole. Chapter 9 presents a rare and comprehensive description of the statistics regularly used by ethnographers to analyze ethnographic surveys. Chapters 10 and 11 show how researchers create and then fine-tune preliminary results into an integrated whole, display them for multiple audiences, and write them up. The final chapter illustrates how ethnographers can share the meaning of results with local communities and constituents and with other professional researchers.--Publisher website
Initiating ethnographic research : a mixed methods approach by Stephen L Schensul( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach is the first book of its kind. Unlike texts that describe and detail methods for doing ethnographic and qualitative research once in the field, Book 2 explores in depth the many critical issues that ethnographic researchers need to consider before going to the field and in the earliest stages of the field experience. These include preparation of self, establishing relationships that ensure access to the field, and steps in the construction of a formative theoretical model that will inform the entire research process from start to finish. Following guidelines established in Book 1, the first three chapters describe the reasons why ethnography should be considered a mixed methods approach to social science research. They discuss why theory is important in guiding a study, and the important institutional and personal preparations required to enter a field setting and begin work. Additional chapters debunk the idea that ethnographers always enter the field with their minds a “clean slate” in terms of what they will find during their investigation. They show why and how researchers can develop initial theoretical models based on local knowledge and literature reviews. Ethnography uses a holistic approach, so such models take into consideration both individual/population and systemic or structural considerations. They lead the way to integrating ecological, empirical, critical, and interpretivist approaches into a comprehensive analysis of a dynamic system. Two chapters also provide detailed examples to illustrate the connection between steps in the modeling process, creation of observational measures, and steps in data collection--from most open-ended kinds of interviewing and observation to the kind of highly structured ethnographic surveying described in Book 3. Extensive illustrative case examples are included. The final chapter shows how the modeling process can be extended to guide the development of interventions and change strategies at multiple levels--a process that should be part of any research program. A wide variety of diagrams, instructions, examples, and illustrations make the topics and processes covered in Book 2 easy to read and understand, even by novice researchers. Overall, Book 2 offers a unique mixed methods lens through which to build theory by engaging in research modeling, to enter the field, to set up to gather data, and to anticipate influencing change.--Publisher website
Essential ethnographic methods : observations, interviews, and questionnaires by Stephen L Schensul( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essential Ethnographic Methods provides the reader with an introduction to participant and non-participant observation interviewing and ethnographically-informed survey research, including structured interviews and questionnaires. These are the basic building blocks of ethnographic data collecting, providing researchers with answers to the key ethnographic questions: what's happening in this setting?; who is engaging in what kind of activities with whom?; and what do they think they're doing?"--BOOK JACKET
Mapping social networks, spatial data & hidden populations by Jean J Schensul( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this brief volume, the techniques of network analysis, mapping and finding hidden populations are explained in simple practical language. The authors describe when and how to use these techniques and offer numerous examples of how the methods have worked in practice."--BOOK JACKET
Analyzing & interpreting ethnographic data by Margaret Diane LeCompte( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Toolkit volume describes methods for transforming piles of fieldnotes, observations, audio and videotapes, questionnaires, surveys, documents, maps and other kinds of data into rich research results that help people understand their world and that facilitate problem solving."--Jacket
Enhanced ethnographic methods : audiovisual techniques, focused group interviews, and elicitation techniques by Jean J Schensul( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to the traditional use of participant observation, ethnographic researchers have developed a variety of other methods to obtain information. Visual anthropology has had a long tradition of audio, film and still photographs, now supplemented with video and computer multimedia techniques. Focused group interviews are now regularly used by ethnographers. Elicitation techniques - such as triads, pile sorts and freelists - were developed by cognitive anthropologists as a systematic way of understanding the cultural categories defined by members of a group. In this brief volume, these three sets of methods are explained in simple, practical language."--Jacket
Using ethnographic data : interventions, public programming and public policy by Jean J Schensul( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this brief volume, the various uses to which ethnographic data can be put are explained in simple practical language. The authors describe ways to make ethnographic research policy-relevant, how to deal with policy makers and the media, how to use ethnography to design operate and evaluate programs, and how ethnographic information can assist the cultural and social institutions of the community. The authors offer numerous examples of how these methods have worked in practice."--BOOK JACKET
Collaborative research and social change : applied anthropology in action by Donald D Stull( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting social change is the goal of the seven community case studies reported in this book. Each study is a "natural experiment" that involved long-term research, close collaboration between researchers and the host community, and the application of research methods and findings to social change goals within the community. The following reports describe collaborative research in the United States: (1) "Urban Comadronas: Maternal and Child Health Research and Policy Formulation in a Puerto Rican Community" (J.J. Schensul, D. Denelli-Hess, M.G. Borrero, and M.P. Bhavati); (2) "In the People's Service: The Kansas Kickapoo Technical Assistance Project" (D.D. Stull, J.A. Schultz, and K. Cadue, Sr.); (3) "Community Action and Social Adaptation: The Farmworker Movement in the Midwest" (W.K. Barger and E. Reza); and (4) "Linguistics in Action: The Hualapai Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program" (L.J. Watahomigie and A.Y. Yamamoto). The following reports describe collaborative research in the Third World: (1) "Against the Odds: Collaboration and Development at Vicos" (P.L. Doughty); (2) "The Mexican Urban Housing Project: a Collaboration between 'la Area Tecnica y la Area Social'" (A.D. Murphy, I.C. Fernandez, H.A. Selby, and I.R. Love); and (3) "Saving the City: University Research, Political Action, and the Squatter Problem in Davao City, Philippines" (R.A. Hackenberg and B.H. Hackenberg). Also included is a methodological chapter by M.A. Gibson with the title "Collaborative Educational Ethnography: Problems and Profits." A 314-item bibliography is appended. (Fmw)
Ethnographer's toolkit by Margaret Diane LeCompte( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ethnographer's toolkit is designed with you, the novice fieldworker, in mind. In a series of seven brief books, the editors and authors of the Toolkit take you through the multiple, complex steps of doing ethnographic research in simple, reader-friendly language. Case studies, checklists, key points to remember, and additional resources to consult, are all included to help the reader fully understand the ethnographic process. The Toolkit is the perfect starting point for scholars, professionals, and students in diverse academic and practice fields
Educational materials and innovative dissemination strategies : Alzheimer's disease among Puerto Rican elderly : final report by Jean J Schensul( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in ethnography : a mixed methods approach by Margaret Diane LeCompte( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing that ethical issues are no more endemic to one research design than to another, LeCompte and Schensul open Book 6 with a short history of formal oversight for human research and address the formal ethical responsibilities incumbent upon researchers. Next, they consider how informal or "everyday" ethics affect researchers' daily interactions in the field. In recognition of the shift toward team-based field research, the authors pay special attention to ethics related to collaborative research. The book concludes with an examination of new challenges and issues ranging from new field realities to the ethics of interpreting research results. As with all books in the series, this title features case studies, checklists, key points to remember, and additional resources to consult; the result is a uniquely detailed and eminently useful introduction to the ethical conduct of ethnography. -- from back cover
Ethnography in action : a mixed methods approach by Jean J Schensul( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ethnography in Action ... Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte explore how ethnographic research intersects with and enhances numerous areas of practice. Schensul and LeCompte ground this book in the understanding that all applied or practice-oriented social science must be collaborative to be effective. Showing how informal and formal ethnographic methods and knowledge contribute to the arenas in which ethnographers work, the authors cover the typical practice settings raised in earlier books in the series and introduce two emerging arenas of concern: long-term fieldwork and participatory action research. With its methodological focus and skillful integration of guidelines, checklists, examples, and resources, Book 7 offers a unique guide to the practice of mixed methods ethnography over time and with community involvement"--Back cover
Enseñanza para el futuro y el futuro de la enseñanza : el papel de la educación en un área industrial de México by Jean J Schensul( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographer's toolkit( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researcher roles & research partnerships by Margaret Diane LeCompte( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethnographer's toolkit. Analyzing & interpreting ethnographic data by Margaret Diane LeCompte( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographer's toolkit by Jean J Schensul( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ethnographer's toolkit
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Essential ethnographic methods : observations, interviews, and questionnairesMapping social networks, spatial data & hidden populationsAnalyzing & interpreting ethnographic dataEnhanced ethnographic methods : audiovisual techniques, focused group interviews, and elicitation techniquesUsing ethnographic data : interventions, public programming and public policyEthnographer's toolkitEthnographer's toolkitResearcher roles & research partnerships
Alternative Names
Schensul, Jean J.

Schensul, Jean Jessica

Languages
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Spanish (9)