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  • one of the most widely used methods by sociologists
  • various forms
  • closely associated with interpretivistic methodologies- in depth nature
  • sociologists from this perspective argue that research needs to be ethnographic in order to discover the true meanings of peoples' lives

ethnography

  • the purpose of research is to describe the culture and life style of the group of people being studied
  • intention is to be as faithful as possible to the way the members see it…

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