Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Creative TeamworkDeveloping Rapid, Site-Switching Ethnography$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Pat Armstrong and Ruth Lowndes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190862268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190862268.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 04 April 2020

Threading the Strands

Threading the Strands

Tensions and Possibilities of Team-Based Rapid Ethnography

(p.171) Chapter 12 Threading the Strands
Creative Teamwork

Pat Armstrong

Ruth Lowndes

Oxford University Press

The final chapter identifies some critical lessons learned during an eight-year project. Many in the team had worked on large grants and/or on ethnographic studies. Developing a new version of ethnography, however, required creative teamwork. So did moving beyond narrower forms of interdisciplinary and international research and more traditional approaches to mentoring in order to ensure collective, consultative, reflexive, as well as continuous knowledge creation and sharing. This chapter argues that such creative team work depends on building relationships and on organizing meetings that are stimulating intellectually and move the research forward. Those meetings must also be fun. Creative team work also requires significant preparation for the site visits, especially when those visits are intense and involved highly vulnerable populations. It means mentoring through sharing the entire research process in egalitarian ways. Finally, it means thinking about what happens to the team and the data after the funding ends.

Keywords:   mentoring, relationships, preparation for site visits, meetings, research archives, rapid ethnography, team work, interdisciplinarity, methods, long-term residential care

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .