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martes, junio 12, 2007

Introducción a la investigación cualitativa "en el lugar"

IAwiki: Ethnographic Research

"Ethnography is the art and science of describing a group or culture. The description may be of a small tribal group in an exotic land or a classroom in middle-class suburbia." --David M. Fetterman, 1998.

1. Introduction
2. Techniques of EthnographicResearch
3. SamplingMethods - aka who to study?
4. Additional Articles and Links
5. Questions for IAs
6. Discussion

1. Introduction

Ethnography is a social science research method which relies heavily on up-close, personal experience and possible participation (ie. not just observation), using a blend of historical, observational, and interview methods, with an end product of a narrative description of the group studied.

Typical ethnographic research employs three kinds of data collection:

1. interviews,
2. observation, and
3. documents.

This in turn produces three kinds of data:

1. quotations,
2. descriptions, and
3. excerpts of documents.

Which once analysed and considered results in one product: narrative description. This narrative often includes charts, diagrams and additional artifacts that help to tell "the story".

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