Ethnographic research

M.J. van Hulst, Martijn Koster, Jeroen Vermeulen

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This entry outlines three aspects of ethnographic research. First, we describe in what way ethnographic research implies a distinct way of knowing. Second, we discuss the use of qualitative methods in ethnographic research. Third, we take up the role of writing, which is both a way of documenting research as well as an
analytical tool in the research process. The entry concludes with a summary of the strengths and limitations of ethnographic research in public administration and policy studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy
EditorsMelvin Dubnick, Domonic Bearfield
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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