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Extreme Methods : Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research

Extreme Methods : Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321054876

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ISBN10: 0321054873
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Extreme Methods : Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321054876

J. Mitchell Miller and Richard Tewksbury

ISBN13: 978-0321054876
ISBN10: 0321054873
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This unusual book explores the little-known aspects of social science research by focusing on ''dangerous'' approaches to conducting research. The readings are direct as well as exciting - students will want to read and discuss the articles. These selected articles use real-life examples and situations to illustrate theoretical material.

For anyone interested in criminology or criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. BEYOND CONVENTION: EXTREME METHODS OF FIELDWORK.

1. Acting Like an Insider: Studying Hidden Environments as a Potential Participant.--Richard Tewksbury
2. Covert Participant Observation: Reconsidering the Least Used Method.--J. Mitchell Miller
3. Covert Participant Observation: On Its Nature and Practice.--Richard A. Hilbert
4. Doing Research in Prison: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Full Participation as a Guard.-- James W. Marquart
5. Comparison of Self-Reported Recycling Attitudes and Behaviors with Actual Behavior.-- Kathleen Barker, Lynda Fong, Samara Grossman, Colin Quin, and Rachel Reid

II. ESTABLISHING ENTREE AND RAPPORT.

1. Establishing Rapport with Deviant Groups.--Richard A. Berk and Joseph M. Adams
2. Assumed and Presumed Identities: Problems of Self-Presentation in Field Research.--Richard Tewksbury and Patricia Gagne
3. A Snowball's Chance in Hell: Doing Fieldwork with Active Residential Burglars.--Richard Wright, Scott H. Decker, Allison K. Redfern, and Dietrich L. Smith
4. Doing Gang Research in the 1990s: Pedagogical Implications of the Literature.--Mark S. Hamm

III. GET A LITTLE DIRT ON YOUR HANDS: ILLUSTRATIONS OF EXTREME FIELDWORK.

1. Drug Enforcement's Double-Edged Sword: An Assessment of Asset Forfeiture Programs.-- J. Mitchell Miller and Lance H. Selva
2. Women in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.--Columbus B. Hopper and Johnny Moore
3. Into the Darkness: An Ethnographic Study of Witchcraft and Death.--Wendy G. Lozano
4. Turns-Ons for Money: Interactional Strategies of the Table Dancer.--Carol Rambo-Ronai and Carolyn Ellis
5. Nonmainstream Body Modification: Genital Piercing, Branding, Burning, and Cutting.--James Myers

IV. STIGMA, DANGER AND ETHICS: PROBLEMS OF EXTREME METHODS.

1. On Having One's Research Seized.--David Sonenschein
2. Personal Safety in Dangerous Places.--Terry Williams, Eloise Dunlap, Bruce D. Johnson, and Ansley Hamid
3. The Ethics of Deception in Social Research: A Case Study.--Erich Goode
4. Scholarly Ethics and Courtroom Antics: Where Researchers Stand in the Eyes of the Law.--Rik Scarce

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