Ethnographic Research. By Michael Kotutwa Johnson Submitted November 9 th , 2006 AED 615 Professor Franklin. Overview. What is Ethnographic Research? Applied Topics and Examples Sampling and Data Collection Advantages and Disadvantages Sample of an Ethnographic Study References.
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Michael Kotutwa Johnson
November 9th, 2006
“An attempt to attain as holistic a picture as possible of a particular society, group, institution, or situation. The emphasis in ethnographic research is on documenting or portraying the everyday experiences of individuals by observing and interviewing them and relevant others.”(Frankel & Wallen, 2006)
1. Participant Observation
a. Field Notes
b. Field Jottings
c. Reflective Field Notes
“The permeable institution: An ethnographic study of three acute psychiatric wards in London”
Alan Quirk, Paul Lelliott and Clive Seale
Published in 2006
This paper examines the issue of permeability to the outside world from within a modern psychiatric world. It involves interviews with patients, patient advocates and staff on 3 psychiatric wards.
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Quirk, A., Lelliot, P., & Seale, C. (2006). The permeable institution: An ethnographic study of three acute psychiatric wards in London. Social Sciences & Medicine, (63), 2105-2117.
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