Accession Number : ADA117035

Title :   The Professional Apprentice: Observations on Fieldwork Roles in Two Organizational Settings.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Van Maanen,John ; Kolb,Deborah

PDF Url : ADA117035

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Comparative analysis of two ethnographic research projects undertaken by different investigators. Findings and emergent theoretical ideas are discussed in terms of a researcher's continuous negotiation with informants for access. Ethnographic understandings are depicted as primarily local, tentative and subject to informant revision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ethnography, *Careers, *Apprenticeship, *Roles(Behavior), Naval research, Organizations, Jobs, Police, Recruits, Field conditions, Learning, Human Relations, Trainees, Culture, Urban areas, Attitudes(Psychology), Problem solving, Data acquisition, Operations research, Methodology

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE