Explore BrainMass

Research methods

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the solution, here!

Is an ethno methodology puts limitation on research?

Is there something unique in surveys, as a sociological research method?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 20, 2018, 1:09 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/sociology/research-methods/research-methods-372224

Solution Preview

Dear Student,
Hi. The solution below should get you started. If you have any questions regarding the information provided, just let me know via the feedback section and I'd be happy to clarify things for you. You can also use the listed references for further research. Good luck and thank you for using Brainmass.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones


Ethnography is a qualitative approach. Scientists would involve themselves in fieldwork to amass data which usually comes in the end in the form of text. They will observe cultures and peoples as outsiders looking in and take note of conversations, speeches, narratives and utilizes other published work such as newspaper articles, TV interviews and other studies to inform their research. Historians using ethnography to study culture would also be very interested in recording oral histories of tribes and cultures. Now, what is important to remember is that ethnographers are ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a concise 538-word narrative the discussed ethnomethodology as a research method, in particular to answer the question of its limitations in research. Additionally, survey research is also explained and discussed. References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.