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What's Wrong With Ethnography?

Social science


by
Martyn Hammersley

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This stimulating and refreshing study, written by one of the leading commentators in the field, provides novel answers to these crucial questions.

“What’s Wrong With Ethnography provides a fresh look at the rationale for and distinctiveness of ethnographic research in sociology, education and related fields, and succeeds in slaying a number of currently fashionable sacred cows. Relativism, critical theory, the uniqueness of the case study and the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research are all examined and found wanting as a basis for informed ethnography. The policy and political implications of ethnography are a particular focus of attention. The author compels the reader to reexamine some basic methodological assumptions in an exciting way”, Martin Bulmer, London School of Economics.

This stimulating and refreshing study, written by one of the leading commentators in the field, provides novel answers to these crucial questions.

“What’s Wrong With Ethnography provides a fresh look at the rationale for and distinctiveness of ethnographic research in sociology, education and related fields, and succeeds in slaying a number of currently fashionable sacred cows. Relativism, critical theory, the uniqueness of the case study and the distinction between… (more)

This stimulating and refreshing study, written by one of the leading commentators in the field, provides novel answers to these crucial questions.

“What’s Wrong With Ethnography provides a fresh look at the rationale for and distinctiveness of ethnographic research in sociology, education and related fields, and succeeds in slaying a number of currently fashionable sacred cows. Relativism, critical theory, the uniqueness of the case study and the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research are all examined and found wanting as a basis for informed ethnography. The policy and political implications of ethnography are a particular focus of attention. The author compels the reader to reexamine some basic methodological assumptions in an exciting way”, Martin Bulmer, London School of Economics.

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