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What's Wrong With Ethnography? - Martyn Hammersley

What's Wrong With Ethnography?

Paperback Published: 5th December 1991
ISBN: 9780415054775
Number Of Pages: 244
For Ages: 18 years old

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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.

Ethnography, Theory and Reality
What's wrong with ethnography? the myth of theoretical description
Some questions about theory in ethnography and history
Ethnoraphy and realism
By what criteria should ethnographic research be judged?
Ethnography, Relevance and Practice
The relevance of ethnography
Critical theory as a model for ethnography
Parts that even ethnography cannot reach: Some reflections on the relationship between research and policy
On practitioner ethnography
Qualitative versus Quantitative Method
Deconstructing the quantitative-qualitative divide
Keeping the converstion open: the relationship between quantitative and qualitative
The logic of theory-testing in case study research
So, what are case studies?
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ISBN: 9780415054775
ISBN-10: 041505477X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 5th December 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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