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Shaping the field: a reflexive account of practitioner interference during ethnographic fieldwork in radiotherapy

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Shaping the field : a reflexive account of practitioner interference during ethnographic fieldwork in radiotherapy. / Wood, Lisa Anne.

Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. ed. / Emma Garnett; Joanna Reynolds; Sarah Milton. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 103-121.

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Wood, LA 2018, Shaping the field: a reflexive account of practitioner interference during ethnographic fieldwork in radiotherapy. in E Garnett, J Reynolds & S Milton (eds), Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 103-121.

APA

Wood, L. A. (2018). Shaping the field: a reflexive account of practitioner interference during ethnographic fieldwork in radiotherapy. In E. Garnett, J. Reynolds, & S. Milton (Eds.), Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements (pp. 103-121). Palgrave Macmillan.

Vancouver

Wood LA. Shaping the field: a reflexive account of practitioner interference during ethnographic fieldwork in radiotherapy. In Garnett E, Reynolds J, Milton S, editors, Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. p. 103-121

Author

Wood, Lisa Anne. / Shaping the field : a reflexive account of practitioner interference during ethnographic fieldwork in radiotherapy. Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. editor / Emma Garnett ; Joanna Reynolds ; Sarah Milton. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 103-121

Bibtex

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