Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research


This paper explores some of the methodological issues raised by Mitchell Duneier's book, Slim's Table. While it has been widely reviewed since its publication in 1992, few critics have considered the book from this perspective. Specifically, this paper addresses four issues: the importance of methodological transparency, the role of triangulation, the possibility of integrating elements of experimental design in an ethnographic work, and the importance of assessing uncertainty when drawing conclusions.