Savells and Foster in individual settings and circumstances have conducted research among members of the Old Order Amish using interviews and questionnaire surveys. While they report their efforts in one paper, this reviewer suspects each author had very different purposes in mind as he conducted his individual ethnographic research project. Savells's and Foster's research may have generated new information, but this information needs to be linked with earlier research findings which in turn can be used to create new knowledge. The theoretical framework from which each worked is not clear, although both authors do attempt to place their findings within the historical, social, and cultural framework of the Amish communities they studied.
Critique [of The Challenges and Limitations of Conducting Research Among the Old Order Amish by Jerry Savells and Thomas Foster]
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Margaret Laughlin; Critique [of The Challenges and Limitations of Conducting Research Among the Old Order Amish by Jerry Savells and Thomas Foster]. Explorations in Ethnic Studies 1 January 1987; 10 (1): 37–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ees.1918.104.22.168
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