Implicitly, ethnographies ask the reader to accept the accuracy of at least the general description of the field situation and to believe that the field-worker is a credible witness. In this chapter we describe how we got the information we present in later sections, so that readers have information on which to base their own judgments as to the validity of our data and our reliability as researchers. In two vignettes, we present some of the problems with which we had to contend. We conclude the chapter with an explanation of the "action research" orientation that we adopted in the course of resolving such difficulties. 1