Show simple item record Lee, Bonnie K. Gregory, David M. 2008-10-08T15:51:24Z 2008-10-08T15:51:24Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Lee, B. K., & Gregory, D. (2008). Not alone in the field: Distance collaboration via the Internet in a focused ethnography. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 7(3), 30-46. Retrieved from en
dc.identifier.issn 16094069
dc.description © 2008 Lee. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.description.abstract Ethnography as method remains orthodox in its application. It is largely replicated through the lone field ethnographer model. In challenging this fieldwork model, the authors describe distance collaboration via the Internet linking two researchers across space and time in the fieldwork process: one in the field, the other home based. Using a reflexive, retrospective analysis of e-mail correspondence generated during the fieldwork experience, they explicate key factors in their successful collaborative effort. In addition, interchanges conducive to “thickening” the ethnographic inquiry are highlighted. The collaborative process, facilitated through the Internet, lent psychological strength to the field researcher and added to research quality, timeliness, and trustworthiness in this focused ethnography. Cybertechnology invites exploration of new approaches and resultant challenges in conducting ethnographic fieldwork. Keywords: ethnography, fieldwork, process, distance collaboration, Internet, coconstruction, audience, gambling en
dc.description.sponsorship This focused ethnography was funded by the principal author’s University of Lethbridge Research Enhancement Award. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada en
dc.subject Ethnology -- Field Work en
dc.subject Ethnology en
dc.title Not Alone in the Field: Distance Collaboration via the Internet in a Focused Ethnography en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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