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Ethnography

Ethnography is a theoretical and research approach used in the social sciences. The aim of ethnographic research is to gather information on the culture and daily life of a particular social group through direct observation of the routine activities of its members and to interpret this information. The observation can be made by an individual researcher or by a research team and also by participating directly in the activities of the subjects of the research.

The term ethnography also denotes the research experience itself, which begins with the researcher’s decision to live for a certain period with a population different from the one to which she belongs. Finally, ethnography is also the product of ethnographic research (i.e., the written text resulting from the research work). ...

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