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Autoethnography

Autoethnography is a research method that utilizes the researcher's own experiences as ethnographic data. The term autoethnography denotes both a research method and the resulting text that is produced by the researcher. The term derives from the Greek auto, which means self, ethno meaning culture, and graphy meaning the research process. Each of these three elements can be differently emphasized by different researchers. As a method, autoethnography generally entails the study of the researcher's own experiences to make sense of social reality. It is a relatively new method; the earliest use of the term is from the 1970s, and the popularity of the method has increased since the turn of the millennium, although despite its potential it has yet to be widely used in the ...

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