Try it risk-free In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at one type of important qualitative research publication - ethnographic studies.
We'll define what ethnographic studies are, how they are conducted, and how they contribute to various fields of study.
Ethnographic studies are types of qualitative research publications.
Before we dive into the details of ethnographies, let's clarify the differences between quantitative and qualitative studies.
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Although specific institutions may have their own guidelines, putting an ethnographic research paper together generally follows a standard format which encourages proper analysis and evaluation. A good ethnographic research paper is guided by a central question and thesis statement.
The aim is to write a concise and clear overview of the focus of your research, such as a description of the behavior or values of a particular social group.
The author lived with a tribe for over a year while performing data collection, the stage of research where authors take notes and pictures, perform interviews, and collect anything that can better inform their studies.
Ethnographic studies began as a type of research used by anthropologists to understand different foreign cultures, especially those living in places yet to be modernized.