The indispensable tool for scholars, students and professionals who
- Important refereed articles
- Descriptions of methological advances
- Advice on the use of specific field techniques
- Help with both qualitative and quantitative methods
- Essays and think pieces
- Book and software reviews -- all the tools necessary for those who
Field Methods, a refereed journal, publishes articles on methods
for studying human thought and human behavior. Research articles show
the development of new methods or new uses for existing methods. The Short
Takes section contains articles with handy tips for working in the field.
Field Methods also publishes reviews of books and software, and
think pieces addressing key theoretical issues.
Field Methods began in 1989 as CAM, the Cultural Anthropology
Methods journal. A decade later, CAM joined the list of journals published
by Sage Publications and, in recognition
of the truly interdisciplinary nature of the subject matter, changed its
name to Field Methods journal.
Field Methods remains under the editorship of H.
Russell Bernard. Articles examine data collection techniques and modes
of analysis, the link between method and theory, and the impact of new
technology on traditional field research activities. Embracing both qualitative
and quantitative methods in scientific and interpretive paradigms, the
journal operates under the motto "methods belong to all of us."
Field Methods is not only for researchers in the social sciences
and the humanities, but is also for professionals in the delivery of social
services, in government, and in the private sector who use field research
to acquire knowledge.