Ethnography / Edition 1

Ethnography / Edition 1

by John Brewer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335202683

ISBN-13: 9780335202683

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Open University Press

Ethnography is one of the principal methods of qualitative research and has a long-established tradition of use in the social sciences. However, the literature on ethnography has become a battleground as ethnography is attacked from within and without the qualitative tradition. Post-modern critics attack the methodological status of ethnography and challenge the

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Ethnography is one of the principal methods of qualitative research and has a long-established tradition of use in the social sciences. However, the literature on ethnography has become a battleground as ethnography is attacked from within and without the qualitative tradition. Post-modern critics attack the methodological status of ethnography and challenge the importance of its representations of reality, and others argue that globalization narrows its application as localism disappears. Ethnography provides a robust defense of this research method and establishes its continued relevance in the social sciences. It sets out the competing methodological bases of ethnography and details its different uses as a research method. The author offers guidelines for good practice in the research process, as well as advice on the analysis, interpretation and presentation of ethnographic data. Although written as a textbook, the contents are research led, informed by the author's own extensive e

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335202683
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Understanding Social Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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