ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Lifting the Veils-Fieldwork in a Public School in South

Lifting the Veils Fieldwork in a Public School in South India Meenakshi Thapan This paper attempts to show how certain techniques of data collection in sociological research may be adapted creatively to settings other than those in which they are first fashioned Different social situations certainly require different tools of analysis, but it would be carrying specialisation too far to argue that we need as many methods as there are social situations. This point is illustrated below by showing how the method of intensive fieldwork, developed by anthropologists into a scientific skill and an art, may be employed in the study of modem formal organisations

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