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What's Wrong With Ethnography?

1st Edition

By Martyn Hammersley


244 pages

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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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General