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Thurka Sangaramoorthy and Karen Kroeger

Rapid Ethnographic Assessments

A Practical Approach and Toolkit For Collaborative Community Research

Routledge 2020

New Books in AnthropologyNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Sociology May 15, 2020 Sarah E. Patterson

How can researchers gather information quickly, for instance in the times of COVID-19? In their new book, Rapid Ethnographic Assessments: A Practical Approach and...

How can researchers gather information quickly, for instance in the times of COVID-19? In their new book, Rapid Ethnographic Assessments: A Practical Approach and Toolkit for Collaborative Community Research (Routledge, 2020), Thurka Sangaramoorthy and Karen Kroeger present readers with key tips for conducting rapid assessments in various situations. The book provides users with key considerations to keep in mind when conducing REAs including sampling strategies and timelines. The book also explores topics including field notes, field teams, and debriefing, alongside the importance and foci of report writing. This book is a well-laid out and clear guide for researchers and practitioners alike.


Sarah E. Patterson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan.