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Ethnography: principles, practice and potential

Draper, Janet (2015). Ethnography: principles, practice and potential. Nursing Standard, 29(36) pp. 36–41.

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Ethnography is a methodology gaining popularity in nursing and healthcare research. It is concerned with studying people in their cultural context and how their behavior, either as individuals or as part of a group, is influenced by this cultural context. Ethnography is a form of social research and has much in common with other forms of qualitative enquiry. Whilst classical ethnography was characteristically concerned with describing 'other' cultures, contemporary ethnography has focused it concern to settings nearer to home. This article outlines some of the underlying principles and practice of ethnography and its potential for nursing and healthcare practice.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 RCNi Ltd.
ISSN: 2047-9018
Keywords: ethnography; healthcare research; qualitative enquiry
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Nursing
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 44007
Depositing User: Janet Draper
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 09:36
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:27
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