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Field Methods Table of Contents (vol. 11-19)

Vol. 11, Number 1, August 1999


Vol. 11, Number 2, November-December 1999


Vol. 12, Number 1, February 2000

  • The Virtual Ethnographer: Fieldwork in Distributed Electronic Environments. Karen Ruhleder
  • A Measure of Semantic Category Clustering in Free-Listing Tasks. Michael C. Robbins and Justin M. Nolan
  • Problematic Success: An Account of Top-Down Participatory Action Research with Women with Multiple Sclerosis. Jacqueline Low, Julia Shelley, and Mary O'Connor
  • A Multidimensional Scaling Stress Evaluation Table. Kenneth Sturrock and Jorge Rocha
  • Short Takes: How to Reduce an Unwritten Language to Writing: I. Oswald Werner
  • Review: The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process, by Michael Crotty. Judith Preissle
  • Review: Your Statistical Consultant, by Rae R. Newton and Kjell Erik Rudestam. David Brownfield


Vol. 12, Number 2, May 2000


Vol. 12, Number 3, August 2000

  • Intercoder Reliability for Validating Conclusions Drawn from Open-Ended Interview Data. Karen Kurasaki
  • Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Health Research with Minority Elders: Lessons form a Study of Dementia Caregiving. Pattricia Flynn Weitzman and Sue E. Levkoff
  • Accessing, Waiting, Plunging in, Wondering, and Writing: Retrospective Sense-Making of Fieldwork. Peter M. Magolda
  • Short Takes. When Oral Consent Will Do. Elisa J. Gordon
  • Short Takes. How to Reduce an Unwritten Language to Writing: II. Consonants. Oswald Werner
  • Review. Reflexive Ethnography, by Charlotte Aull Davies. Paul Atkinson
  • Review. Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory, by Anselm Strauss and Juliet Corbin. Janet Salaff
  • Review. Mixed Methodology: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, by Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie. Raymond M. Lee


Vol. 12, Number 4, November 2000

  • Using Scenarios to Construct Models of Identity in Multiethnic Settings. D. Douglas Caulkins, Carol Trosset, Anna Painter, and Meredith Good
  • From Interview Transcript to Interpretive Story: Part I -- Viewing the Transcript through Multiple Lenses. Coralie McCormack
  • From Interview Transcript to Interpretive Story: Part II -- Developing an Interpretive Story. Coralie McCormack
  • Problems in the Field: Participant Observation and the Assumption of Neutrality. Jeffrey H. Cohen
  • Application of General Utility Theory for Estimating Value in Non-Western Societies. Lawrence A. Kuznar
  • Short Take: Using Guttman Scaling to Rank Wealth: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Data. Greg Guest
  • Review Essay: ArcView 3.2a, MapInfo 6.0, and Manifod 4.5: A Comparative Review of Geographical Information System Software. R. Barry Lewis
  • Review: Liberating Method: Feminism and Social Research, by Marjorie L. DeVault. Sari Knopp Biklen
  • Review: Kiss and Tell: Surveying Sex in the Twentieth Century, by Julia A. Ericksen and Sally A. Steffan. Robert Weiss


Vol. 13, Number 1, February 2001


Volume 13, Number 2, May 2001

  • Demonstrating Pertex: A New Method for Improving Text Interpretation. Helge Helmersson and Jan Mattsson
  • A Methodological Model for Rapid Assessment, Response, and Evaluation: The RARE Program in Public Health. Robert T. Trotter, II, Richard H. Needle, Eric Goosby, Christopher Bates, and Merrill Singer
  • Maximizing the Rigor of Action Research: Why Would You Want to? How Could You? Mary J. Melrose
  • Handheld Computers as Tools for Writing and Managing Field Data. Paul D. Greene
  • Using Electronic Scanning Forms for Data Entry. Susan C. Weller and Roberta D. Baer
  • Ethnographic Mapmaking: Part I -- Principles. Lawrence A. Kuznar and Oswald Werner
  • Review: The Politics of Large Numbers: A History of Statistical Reasoning, by Alain Desrosières. Michael Chibnik
  • Review: Analysis of Health Surveys, by Edward L. Korn and Barry I. Graubard. Jim Lepkowski.  


Volume 13, Number 3, August 2001


Volume 13, Number 4, November 2001

  • What We Learned from a Photographic Component in a Study of Latino Children's Health. Lauren Clark and Lorena Zimmer
  • A Case in Case Study Methodology. Christine Benedichte Meyer
  • Another Complex Step: A Model of Heroin Experimentation. Michael H. Agar
  • Research Uses of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Raymond M. Lee
  • Learning to Find Out: Theories of Knowledge and Learning in Field Research. Cati Coe
  • Review: Narrative Inquiry: Experience and Story in Qualitative Research, by D. Jean Clandinin and F. Michael Connelly. Judith Preissle
  • Review: Grounding Grounded Theory: Guidelines for Qualitative Inquiry, by Ian Dey. Janet W. Salaff 


Volume 14, Number 1, February 2002

Special Issue: Systematic Data Collection and Analysis In Honor of A. Kimball Romney Special Issue Editors: Jeffrey C. Johnson, Susan C. Weller, and Devon D. Brewer


Volume 14, Number 2, May 2002

  • Performance Ethnography: The Theory and Method of Dual Tracking. Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Cristin McVey, and Mark Arbitratio
  • Assessing Intracultural Variability Statistically Using Data on Malaria Perceptions in Gusii, Kenya. Isaac Nyamongo
  • The Cognition of Ethnicity: Native Category Systems under the Field Experimental Microscope. Francisco J. Gil-White
  • Modulated Participant Observation: Managing the Dilemma of Distance in Field Research. Lawrence K. Hong and Robert W. Duff
  • New Patterns in the Adoption and Use of Qualitative Software. Nigel G. Fielding and Raymond M. Lee
  • Short Takes. How to Reduce an Unwritten Language to Writing: IV. Complementary Distribution. Oswald Werner
  • Review Essay. Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again, by Bent Flyvbjerg. Russell K. Schutt
  • Review Essay. Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research, edited by Jane Zeni. Fieldwork, Participation and Practice: Ethnics and Dilemmas in Qualitative Research, by Marlene de Laine. Judith Preissle


Volume 14, Number 3, August 2002


Volume 14, Number 4, November 2002


Volume 15, Number 1, February 2003


Volume 15, Number 2, May 2003


Volume 15, Number 3, August 2003


Volume 15, Number 4, November 2003

Special Section: Articles on Qualitative Comparative analysis


Volume 16, Number 1, February 2004


Volume 16, Number 2, May 2004


  • Chronicling Cultures: Long-Term Field Research in Anthropology, edited by Robert V. Kemper and Anya Peterson Royce;
    Sneaky Kid and Its Aftermath: Ethics and Intimacy in Field Work, by Harry F. Wolcott. Steven Piker
  • Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change through Time, by Johnny Saldaña. Janet Salaff


Volume 16, Number 3, August 2004


Volume 16, Number 4, November 2004

Review Essays

  • NVivo 2.0 and ATLAS.ti 5.0: A Comparative Review of Two Popular Qualitative Data-Analysis Programs. R. Barry Lewis
  • Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology: Dialogue for Ethically
    Conscious Practice
    , edited by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban. Walking the Tightrope: Ethical Issues for Qualitative Researchers, edited
    by Will C. van den Hoonaard. Ethics in Qualitative Research, edited by Melanie Mauthner, Maxine Birch, Julie Jessop, and Tina Miller. Judith Preissle


Volume 17, Number 1, February 2005

Special Section on Attrition



Volume 17, Number 2, May 2005

Short Takes

Book Reviews


Volume 17, Number 3, August 2005

Special Issue: Advances in Ethnobiological Field Methods Guest Editor: John Richard Stepp

Book Review

  • Review Essay: Gaining Access: A Practical and Theoretical Guide for Qualitative Researchers, by Martha S. Feldman, Jeannine Bell, and Michele Tracy Berger; Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection, by Michael V. Angrosino. Brigitte Jordan

Software Review


Volume 17, Number 4, November 2005

Special Section on Building Scales in the Field


Volume 18, Number 1, February 2006

Volume 18, Number 2, May 2006

Volume 18, Number 3, August 2006

  • An Exploratory Study about Inaccuracy and Invalidity in Adolescent Self-Report Surveys. Xitao Fan, Brent C. Miller, Kyung-Eun Park, Bryan W. Winward, Mathew Christensen, Harold D. Grotevant, and Robert H. Tai
  • Using Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software to Develop a Grounded Theory Project. Joy D. Bringer, Lynne Halley Johnston, and Celia H. Brackenridge
  • Video Computer-Assisted Self-Administered Interviews for Deaf Respondents. Joachim Gerich and Roland Lehner
  • Collecting Data among Ethnic Minorities in an International Perspective. Remco Feskens, Joop Hox, Gerty Lensvelt-Mulders, and Hans Schmeets
  • Predicting the Persistence and Performance of Newly Recruited Telephone Interviewers. Michael W. Link
  • An Experiment with Data Collection Modes and Incentives in the Dutch Family and Fertility Survey for Young Moroccans and Turks. Jan A. van den Brakel, Rachel Vis-Visschers, and J. J. G. Schmeets
  • Analyzing Interviewer/Respondent Interactions while Using a Mobile Computer-Assisted Personal Interview Device. Jennifer Hunter Childs and Ashley Landreth
  • Book Review: The Sage Handbook of Fieldwork. Raymond M. Lee

Volume 18, Number 4, November 2006

Review Essay

  • The Use of The Observer 5.0 and a Psion Handheld Computer in a Remote Fieldwork Setting. Jeremy Koster

Volume 19, Number 1, February 2007

The Stories Metaphors Tell: Metaphors as a Tool to Decipher Tacit Aspects in Narratives. Thomas Steger

Validity and Reliability of Qualitative Data Analysis: Interobserver Agreement in Reconstructing Interpretive Frames. Margaret Moret, Rob Reuzel, Gert Jan van der Wilt, and John Grin

Adapting Life History Calendars for Qualitative Research on Welfare Transitions. Deborah A. Harris, and Domenico "Mimmo" Parisi.

Using Text Messages in U.S. Mobile Phone Surveys. Charlotte Steeh, Trent D. Buskirk, and Mario Callegaro

The Influence of Visual Stimuli in Ethnobotanical Data Collection Using the Listing Task Method. Tatiana Mota Miranda, Maria Christina de Mello Amorozo, José Sílvio Govone, and Daniela Mota Miranda

Review Essay: QDA Miner 2.0: Mixed-Model Qualitative Data Analysis Software. R. Barry Lewis and Steven M. Maas


Volume 19, Number 2, May 2007

Special Issue: Personal Social Networks. Special Issue Editor: Barry Wellman
Challenges in Collecting Personal Network Data: The Nature of Personal Network Analysis. Barry Wellman
Visualizing Personal Networks: Working with Participant-aided Sociograms. Bernie Hogan, Juan Antonio Carrasco, and Barry Wellman
A Comparison of Social Network Mapping and Personal Network Visualization. Christopher McCarty, José Luis Molina, Claudia Aguilar, and Laura Rota
Simplifying the Personal Network Name Generator: Alternatives to Traditional Multiple and Single Name Generators. Alexandra Marin and Keith N. Hampton
Contact Diaries: Building Archives of Actual and Comprehensive Personal Networks. Yang-chih Fu
Describing Changes in Personal Networks over Time. Scott L. Feld, J. Jill Suitor, and Jordana Gartner Hoegh


Volume 19, Number 3, August 2007

Visualizing Proximity Data. Rich DeJordy, Stephen P. Borgatti, Chris Roussin, and Daniel S. Halgin

Methods for Translating and English-Language Survey Questionnaire on Tobacco Use into Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Barbara H. Forsyth, Martha Stapleton Kudela, Kerry Levin, Deirdre Lawrence, and Gordon B. Willis

Video-Based Research Made "Easy": Methodological Lessons Learned from the TIMSS Video Studies. Jennifer K. Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth, and Karen B. Givvin

Grabbing the Audience: Correlates of Contactability in Visitor Studies. Henk Roose

Measures of Desirability Beliefs and Their Validity as Indicators for Socially Disirable Responding. Volker Stocké and Christian Hunkler


Volume 19, Number 4, November 2007

Cultural Consensus Theory: Applications and Frequently Asked Questions. Susan C. Weller

Accessing Married Adolescent Women: The Realities of Ethnographic Research in an Urban Slum Environment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sabina Faiz Rashid

Contemporary Challenges of Participatory Field Research for Land Use Change Analyses: Examples from Kenya. Thomas A. Smucker, David J. Campbell, Jennifer M. Olson, and Elizabeth E. Wangui

Semantic Frameworks: Methodological Reflections on How to Understand Mekeo "Sorcery" and "Magic."Steen Bergendorff

Negotiating and Securing Access: Reflections from a Study into Urban Regeneration and Community Participation in Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods in London, England. Paul J. Maginn


Volume 20, Number 1, February 2008

Making Sense of Qualitative and Quantitative Findings in Mixed Research Synthesis Studies. Corrine I. Voils, Margarete Sandelowski, Julie Barroso, and Victor Hasselblad

Can We Trust an Adult's Estimate of Parental School Attainment? Disentangling Social Desirability Bias and Random Measurement Error. Ricardo Godoy, Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Susan Tanner, William Leonard, Thomas W. McDade, and Tomás Huanca

Triangulation and Mixed Methods Designs: Practicing What We Preach in the Evaluation of an Israel Experience Educational Program. Charles Kadushin, Shahar Hecht, Theodore Sasson, and Leonard Saxe

Collecting Sketch Maps to Understand Property Land Use and Land Cover in Large Surveys. Álvaro de Oliveira D'Antona, Anthony D. Cak, and Leah K VanWey

A Note on Sample Size for Behavior Coding Pretests. Johnny Blair and K. P. Srinath

Review: Researching the Culture in Agriculture: Social Research for International Development, edited by Michael Cernea and Amir H. Kassam. Murray J. Leaf

Volume 20, Number 2, May 2008

The Effect of Joint Interviewing on the Performance of Gender Field Methods. Clive Seale, Jonathan Charteris-Black, Carol Dumelow, Louise Locock, and Sue Ziebland

New Genealogy: It's Not Just for Kinship Anymore. Robert J. Quinlan and Edward H. Hagen

Targeted Sampling in Drug Abuse Research: A Review and Case Study. James A. Peterson, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Robert P. Schwartz, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Sharon M. Kelly, Barry S. Brown, and Michael H. Agar

An Experimental Comparison of Methods of Measuring Ethnicity Field Methods. Tom W. Smith

Testing a Tool to Scale Quality of Life Indicators in Tanzania. Alison Schwarzwalder, Zephania Chilangwa, Ilesh Patel, Andrew Burke, and Matthew Lynch

Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Differences Between Access and Cooperation in Public School Research. Carolyn L. Wanat

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