Ethnography: An Analysis of its Advantages and Disadvantages

7 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018

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M. H Khan

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA)

Date Written: November 1, 2018

Abstract

Ethnography is a research precisely about individuals, societies and their culture. It aims to study social and cultural aspects of a society and the researcher focusses to collect information for that. It focusses on behaviour of people with respect to the social setup they live in. The outcome of a field study mirrors the learning and the arrangement of implications in the lives of a social gathering. As like any other research methods, Ethnography has its own advantages and disadvantages; however it is important to mention here that ethnography is a completely different approach of data collection wherein the collector of data is himself a participant and not an outsider. By getting the accounts of various ethnographic studies, it can be said that this approach is highly immersive and provides one with a highly transparent and original account of information. This methodology allows the culture to speak for itself which is highly important.

Keywords: ethnography, privacy, anthropology, sidewalk, fieldwork, participatory

Suggested Citation

Khan, M. H, Ethnography: An Analysis of its Advantages and Disadvantages (November 1, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3276755 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3276755

M. H Khan (Contact Author)

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) ( email )

Mussorie, Uttarakhand 248179
India

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