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Fifth Annual Conference

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
January 17 - 18, 2014
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Closing Presentation
The Art and Craft of Autoethnography
Ronald J. Chenail

Ron Chenail Presenting Picture

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail reviewed the history and development of autoethnography as a methodology, product, and intervention. He compared and contrasted evocative and analytic autoethnographic traditions focusing on the "Nine P's of Autoethnography" - Person, Populace, Position, Problem, Purpose, Perspective, Plan, Product, and Praxis. The slides from the talk can be found at http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/TQR2014/Autoethnography.pptx.

TQR2014 Pre-Conference Event:
"An Evening with The Taos Institute" - January 16, 2014

On the evening of January 16, 2014, the TQR Community hosted The Taos Institute as a special pre-conference event. Taos Institute President Kenneth Gergen gave a talk on social constructionism and he along with other members of The Taos Institute Board of Directors spoke about their programs and activities.

The event took place at Nova Southeastern University in the Jim and Jan Moran Family Center Village, Building 200, Room 2215.

TQR2014 Conference Theme:
Qualitative Research Artistry and Craft

At TQR2014, we explored the artistry of qualitative research as a craft and the crafting of artful qualitative research. We heard stories of the aesthetics, poetics, pragmatics, and ethics of qualitative inquiry as a creative, performative act produced through our honed skills and hard work, as well as tales how educators, supervisors, and mentors facilitate and support learning qualitative research craft. We learned how qualitative researchers draw upon the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions to conceptualize and to realize their work as art. We were intrigued to see presenters sharing innovations in visualization and presentation.

We heard from students and researchers new to qualitative research making their first discoveries about their craft and themselves. We also enjoyed hearing experienced researchers sharing their "origin" stories as well as accounts of experienced researchers experiencing something new in their evolving research work.

We celebrated Qualitative Research Artistry and Craft encouraged by our presenters whose paper and paper panel proposals inspired us as conference attendees to consider qualitative researchers' creativity in all forms and variations. In addition we enjoyed presentations on the application of new technologies in the practice and performance of qualitative research. As always, we were intrigued by the creative presentation forms and content.

Opening Plenary Address
Johnny Saldaña

Johnny Saldana PictureJohnny Saldaña is the Evelyn Smith Professor of Theatre in the School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University. He is the author of Drama of Color: Improvisation with Multiethnic Folklore (Heinemann, 1995); Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time (AltaMira Press, 2003); Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre (AltaMira Press, 2005); The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (Sage Publications, 2009; second edition, 2013); Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press, 2011); Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (Left Coast Press, 2011), and the third edition of the late Matthew B. Miles & A. Michael Huberman's Qualitative Data Analysis (Sage Publications, 2013). Saldaña has received outstanding book awards from the National Communication Association's Ethnography Division, the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, and the American Educational Research Association's Qualitative Research Special Interest Group.

Closing Plenary Address
Sam Ladner

 Sam Ladner Picture Sam Ladner is a sociologist specializing in the social aspects of technological change. Primarily an ethnographer, Sam has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Time & Society and The Canadian Journal of Communication. While serving as Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University's School of Information Technology Management, she founded and ran her own ethnography research firm, Copernicus Consulting. With Copernicus, Sam consulted corporations on digital and industrial product design, organizational change, and consumer culture. In 2012, she joined Microsoft to research the future of productivity. Her book Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in The Private Sector (http://practicalethnography.com) will be published in 2013 by Left Coast Press. She holds a PhD in Sociology from York University and lives in Seattle with her husband and tabby cat.

Featured Technology
Dedoose

Dedoose LogoIn a series of presentations on Saturday, we will feature Dedoose, a collaborative, multiplatform, and intuitive web based software application that allows users to analyze qualitative and mixed methods research data securely online. Users conducting surveys and interviews in market research, psychology research, social science research, ethnographic research, anthropology research and much more use Dedoose to organize and analyze their text, video, and audio data. Dedoose users can work collaboratively with teams all over the world anytime, from anywhere, and all in real-time from any Internet enabled device (including any Mac or tablet). Starting with a general overview session, conference attendees will gain insights into Dedoose's unique, cloud-based applications for analyzing research data. Next, participants will have hands-on opportunities to practice beginner and advanced Dedoose skills via two interactive workshops. To learn more about starting Dedoose, please visit their Sign Up and Pricing Page.

Featured Technology Presentation
The Art and Craft of Digital Tools for Qualitative Research
Trena M Paulus
University of Tennessee
Jessica N. Lester
Indiana University

Digital Tools for Qualitative
Research CoverComputer-assisted qualitative data analysis software packages can support the art and craft of qualitative research well beyond the analysis of data. This session will use ATLAS.ti to illustrate how software can be useful across the entire research process. As not everyone has access to commercial software, we will also introduce free digital tools that can be used and engage the audience in a discussion around the affordances and constraints of such tools in our research work. To learn more about their book, Digital Tools for Qualitative Research, please visit its web page.

Trena M PaulusTrena M Paulus is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee where she coordinates the qualitative research graduate certificate program. Her forthcoming book, Digital Tools for Qualitative Research, will be published by Sage Publications in December 2013. Her research focuses on the use of discourse analysis methodologies to understand computer-mediated communication environments.

Jessica N. LesterJessica N. Lester is an Assistant Professor of Inquiry Methodology at Indiana University. Her research activities lie at the intersection of disability studies, discourse studies, and critical/social theory. Dr. Lester recently co-edited a book entitled, Performances of Research: Critical Issues in K-12 Education, and co-authored another book, Digital Tools for Qualitative Research.

Presentation Highlights

Layering the Cake: Engaging Autoethnography in Dissertations by Kristin Rivers

In this presentation I explore how I employed autoethnography to juxtapose the lived experience of her 19th century Mormon ancestor with my own as a 21st century lesbian. I discusses how I interwove data derived from primary sources, historic documents, family lore, my own felt-sense, reflecting on personal narrative, and shamanic journeying. Themes of personal and societal neglect, persecution, perseverance, and resilience were also layered into the dissertation's narrative.

Innovative Online Tools for Qualitative and Mixed Method Social Science Research: Introduction and Orientation by Eli Lieber

Dedoose is an intuitive, low-cost web-app for the management, integration, and analysis of text, video, audio, survey, and other data. Equally useful for those working from traditional qualitative or more comprehensive mixed methods perspectives. Perfect for individuals or teams, students or experienced academic researchers in any discipline. Dedoose analytic features and interactive data visualizations support efficient and methodologically rigorous work. As a web-app Dedoose is a natively collaborative environment and, upon logging in, users always have the latest version of Dedoose at their hands without ever having to download, install, maintain, or upgrade as with traditional software. In this introductory session Dr. Eli Lieber will briefly introduce the history and driving factors behind the development of Dedoose and take a brief tour of typical tasks and key Dedoose features.

Hand-I Coordination: Writing Assessment, Student Identity, and Me by Inda Schaenen

As an English Language Arts teacher who views writing as an embodied act of personal expression, I applied critical multimodal analysis to the writing and drawings created my students in order to assess what their work was telling me about who they were and how they were developing over time with respect to their practices and understandings as writers. This paper takes up a sample of fourth grade student work in order to share methodological procedures and interpretive processes.

The Best of Me: A Photographic Installation of Voice, Diversity, and Literacy Leadership by Kristi Cheyney and Charlie Cummings

Via a photographic installation, we present results of a study exploring early literacy praxis in a high quality childcare center serving low-income children. Findings reveal the wisdom of center directors who have found ways to support their staff in effective literacy practices within challenging contexts. The installation combines text, video, photographs (over 100 images) and artifacts from the researcher's data-collection/analysis/synthesis processes.

The Fall of Icarus: A Paid Intern's Search for Her Teacher Identity by Laura Sabella, Robert Jordan, Pat Jones, Maggie Saturley, and Mike DiCicco

While "reality shock" for beginning teachers has been well documented (Veenman, 1984), few studies have examined the transition to teaching of beginning teachers in accelerated preparation programs (Huling-Austin, 1986; Zeichner, 2012). In this case study, taken from a larger study, we examine the concerns a paid intern in her first semester of teaching. Findings suggest that conflict between her success-oriented self-perception and perceived failures to reach her own ideal within the realities of practice caused anxiety as she struggled to negotiate her teacher identity.

When Two Worlds Collide: Shared Experiences of Educating Navajos Living off the Reservation by Daniel Conn

Northridge Elementary calls into question the norm-based ideals of the No Child Left Behind Act (2001). By constructing a portrait of Northridge, this study reveals the challenges indigenous students face in the age of standardized assessments. The overarching question of this study is: Do high- stakes assessments further the endemic values of colonization? The term colonization in this study refers to federal and state governmental agencies directing what indigenous students should be taught at school despite cultural relevance. This study applies the theoretical framework of Tribal Critical Race Theory (TribalCrit), through video photography, observations, interviews with former students, and a teacher focus group to construct portraiture of the educational realities indigenous students face in a standardized education system.

A Greater Whole: The "Mash-Up" As Research Method by Daryl Ward

Borrowing the artistic synthesis of the "mash-up" concept from popular media, in this paper I discuss the use of original data components to create an original work of aesthetically-oriented qualitative research. The "mash-up," which originated in the music industry, allows the researcher to mine data fragments to present data synthesis in a unique and innovative manner. I argue the artistic and academic merits of this research method and explicates the process involved in its creation.

They Are Only Going to Steal Your Cars: An Ethnodrama by Charles Vanover, Rose Lawrence, Cynthia Langtwi, Margaret Branscombe, and Andrew Babson

The center of this ethnodrama (Saldaña, 2011) is a monologue voiced by an African-American teacher: "It's one of those schools where if your heart is not in it, your kids are going to feel it. And then, she gets awesome teachers, but our principal knows how to make them go away! Like I did. I stayed for two years-you have to believe in your kids. You have to believe. But if you don't believe; if you tell your teachers, 'Don't worry, because they are only going to steal your cars.' Then."

Qualitative Research and the IRB: Where is The Control Group? By James Bernauer, Marilyn Lichtman, and Valery Keibler

This presentation will be done as a dramatization. Marilyn Lichtman and Jim Bernauer will portray IRB members while Valery Keibler will portray a graduate student presenting her case to the IRB Committee. We intend to incorporate struggle, sadness, and humor as we portray the misunderstandings that sometimes exist among IRB members who have been trained under a traditionalist research approach. Our intent is to engage the audience and to hopefully provide them with some new insights!

Focus Group: Art and Metamorphosis by Brianna Kent, Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, and Aerial Kirtley

A focus group was the canvas for faculty who attended four human trafficking trainings. Initiating questions sketched the topic's silhouette. An image of faculty changing emerged from a palette of their feelings, perceptions, and experiences. The Transtheoretical Model of Change framed their decision making and intentional change in stages; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, or maintenance. The painting revealed faculty willing to include human trafficking in their curricula.

Alternative Education in Rural Adults, Junin-Peru by Karla Rodríguez

The certification of job skills and professional aims to ensure labor mobility not only qualified, but improving the quality of education in raising benchmarks for vocational training and encourage learning processes throughout life. Skills certification equity is a tool that allows the recovery of the dignity of persons historically excluded, its better integration into the labor market and particularly their return to school. The intention is that the beneficiaries have better living conditions, to sell their services and receive fair compensation, demonstrating their skills certified. But also consider a process from their culture, from their language, respecting their customs, environment, diversity.

Research-Based Documentary: Living the Art of Qualitative Inquiry by Christine Jonas-Simpson

Producing research-based documentaries is living the art of qualitative inquiry as craft while crafting artful research expressions. Through the use of digital video, as method, a series of research documentaries is being produced on the experience of perinatal death and loss. Short clips and the films' impact will be shared throughout the presentation. Creating authentic representations of lived experience while also creating aesthetic interpretations of these realities will be discussed.

Frame Clashes in Learning Qualitative Research by Audra Skukauskaite, Annette Benging, Zeke Mora, Pamela Ray, and Blake Pearson

For this panel we discuss frame clashes students faced in learning qualitative design. Audra presents a conceptual overview of the session and the concepts of languaculture and rich points (Agar, 1994). Annette examines how her insider position in military cyber security languaculture impacted her interviewing. Zeke shows how knowledge transfer theory shaped his study in a senior community, while Pamela troubles critical theory for studying African-American college presidents. Blake emphasizes issues of transcribing when entering an archived ethnographic dataset.

An Autoethnography: Cross-Cultural Awareness through the Mind of a Peace Corps Volunteer by Kenneth Carano

As a returned Peace Corps volunteer I examine whether I established an increased cross-cultural awareness while living in Surname for two years. Employing emotional recall, I analyzed personal journals I kept during the experience. I discuss the explored interactions of my physical/temporal reality and "enacted" reality to provide examples. My primary conclusion is that power structures and personal perceptions influence cultural experiences and its perceived meaning.

Trials and Tribulations: Overcoming Obstacles as a Quantitative Researcher to Qualitative Researcher by Stacey Kite

Qualitative research is becoming increasingly popular in educational research. It seeks to discover a deeper understanding of how individuals derive meaning from their experiences. The world of qualitative research revolves around a quest to uncover the unknown; however, this should not be found in the method of inquiry. This session will present and provide an opportunity to discuss the common issues encountered when a quantitative researcher conducts qualitative research for the first time.

Sharing and Connecting Our Stories through "Archival Drama" by Sophia Acord, Kevin Marshall, Rebecca Jefferson, Bess de Farber, Wesley Huffman, and Alissa Zimmett

In this session we present a collaborative sociology-library-theatre project that uses devised performance as a tool for qualitative research into individuals' experiences with family immigrant stories. The team created two original dramatic pieces from archival materials, and used audience reactions to explore deeply-held feelings linked to personal objects. The project uses Johnny Saldaña's work on ethnodrama to articulate "archival drama", a bridge between arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The Art and Craft of Storytelling in Teaching Psychology and Education by Cynthia Langtiw, Katia Mitova, Michelle Cutler, and Charles Vanover

Qualitative inquiry and storytelling go hand in hand. In this panel, we will discuss how to use stories to illuminate the teaching of psychology and education to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. We will reveal how we use stories to elucidate the "how and why" of the course content using principles of qualitative inquiry. We will share how to use storied approaches such as case-based teaching, transforming true stories into theatrical pieces that highlight the subject matter, and creatively weaving fact and fiction to engage students in illustrated learning.

Creating a Culture of Qualitative Research in Calabar, Nigeria by Alex Timothy, Margaret Chukwurah, Eucharia Obiekezie, Lucy Udida, and Bernedette Cornelius-Ukpepi

Five Nigerian lecturers from the University of Calabar, who participated in workshops and research groups with a Fulbright Scholar during the 2012-2013 academic year, discuss their first experience as qualitative researchers in a strictly quantitative culture. They will briefly present their individual research results and relate the challenges of learning new methodologies and adopting new perspectives. Their mentor will also be present to participate in Q & A.

Unpacking the Backpack: A Dance-Based Inquiry of the Trail by Pete Cormier

The purpose of this arts-based research inquiry was to explore the meaning and embodiment of being on the Midstate Trail, a 95-mile footpath in Massachusetts. The researchers used dance to examine their trail experiences and those of the other research participants. The presentation will integrate dance, video, and narrative to present the findings within the liminal space construct. This project is a collaboration between a qualitative researcher and a professional choreographer/dancer.

Beyond Show and Tell: Photo-elicitation Ethnography of ELLs by Julie Dell-Jones, Andrea Lypka, and Lillien Tunceren

The use of photo-elicitation is especially useful to support communication in English language learner (ELL) contexts. This ongoing study involves using photography as both course content and as research tool. Participants create and discuss images, which serve as a springboard for group discussions and interview data. This presentation will describe the role of photo-elicitation in oral communication between ELL participants as they share abstract ideas about immigration and language learning.

The Self-Commercial in a Child-Welfare Adoption Support Group: A Narrative, Arts-based Inquiry by Myriam Savage

In a narrative and arts-based inquiry that was part of my part of my Expressive Arts Therapy PhD program at Lesley University, I explored personal stories of self-identity of five adopted male adolescents with a history of foster care in LA child welfare support group. During and after a Narradrama, a self-commercial exercise, I used a digital camera to explore their experiences creating and performing the self-commercial and what the narratives they create mean to them.

Tracing the History of the Couture Embroidery Industry by Theresa Alexander

Little has been documented about couture embroidery, but much of this history is passed from embroiderer to embroiderer through the generations. In this study I used oral history techniques to explore the history of couture embroidery. I recorded the stories of the embroiderers, capturing the history in the embroiderers' own words. In addition, I also conducted observations in the workrooms and collected documents and visual materials to supplement the oral histories.

Analyzing Creative Spaces: A Hybrid Intertextual Methodology by Vittorio Marone

Social spaces in which users create, share, and critique digital artifacts can constitute a challenge for researchers trying to make sense of them. The complex multimodal endeavors enacted in these environments require an integrated approach that considers their interconnected components. I propose a hybrid intertextual methodology that draws upon discourse analysis, studio critique, and design process analysis, in order to interpret the interplay between texts, artifacts, and practices.

Deleuzian Lines: Intersections with Photography and Policy by Jasmine Ulmer

In this paper I conceptualize Deleuzian lines of thought through a photographic installation, "Entry Interrupted." By exploring a plateau on which literary author F. Scott Fitzgerald, photographer Robert Ulmer, and poststructuralist philosopher Giles Deleuze converge, I will explore how lines of break, crack, and rupture emanate within educational policy. Here, philosophy and photography illustrate thresholds through which teacher leaders enter educational policy discourse and development.

Performing Professor: An Autoethnographic Dialogue by Mary Alice Varga and C. Amelia Davis

The first-year experience of tenure-track professors is a complex transition that requires performing a new role in academia. In this session we illustrate our experiences transitioning from student to professor through a performance dialogue based on reflective journals and existing literature. Our dialogue gives insight into the emotions surrounding this experience and demonstrates how existing literature supports the notion of performance in various ways for new faculty.

Pedagogical Research on Arts-Based Qualitative Research by Robin Cooper and Sheryl Chatfield

In this panel we will discuss various ways in which to incorporate arts-based strategies within a traditional qualitative research design, in order to generate additional data, address researcher bias, deepen qualitative analysis, and enhance the presentation of research findings. We will also discuss how to teach such creative combinations in qualitative research courses, with examples of bracketing collages and found data poetry created by students in a doctoral program in conflict analysis and resolution. Finally, the panel will discuss a pedagogical research project which encompassed designing a multiple case study to explore the experience and outcomes of two phenomenological studies related to identity-based conflict, one of which used traditional phenomenological methods, and the other of which included arts-based techniques.

Qualitative Poetry: Using the Research Poem as to Explore Youth Feminism by Qiana Cutts

Furman, Lietz, and Langer (2006) indicated that a literary poem differs from a research poem because the author in a research poem is removed, as much as possible, from the data. However, this presentation reveals how I combined both literary and research aspects of poetry in a study of urban girls and critical literacy. Therefore, I argue for a "literary research poem" whereby data are presented through the authentic voices of the participants and the autoethnographic lens of the author.

I'm Just a Qualitative Girl…Trapped in a Quantitative World by Qiana Cutts

According to Mahoney and Goertz (2006), quantitative and qualitative research are "alternative cultures [with their own] values, beliefs and norms" (p. 227). Too often those alternative cultures are placed on a hierarchy where quantitative research reigns supreme. As a qualitative researcher and professor for the last four years, I often have been the lone advocate at my quantitatively-oriented university for authentic qualitative research. This presentation will chronicle my research advocacy.

Embodied Writing as a Data Collection Method in Phenomenology by Jennifer Hill

I present a methodological innovation of using Anderson's (2001) embodied writing protocol as a qualitative data collection tool in phenomenology. Embodied writing is a specific form of writing that asks participants to relay their experience from a slowed-down, sensory perspective, and as such, it is particularly useful for eliciting accounts of participants' lived experience for use in phenomenological investigations. This tool was utilized in a phenomenological study of grief (Hill, 2011).

Being the Data: Orienting to Yourself as a Participant by Joshua Johnston

Discourse analysis (DA) emphasizes the use of naturally occurring data. However, researcher-generated data can be fruitful when methods of DA are applied to researcher's own talk and text. By orienting to their own contributions to the interactions as data in their own right, researchers can gain a deeper understanding of themselves in relation to their research topics. Regardless of the methods used, researchers can benefit from focusing on their own discourse as much as their participants'.

The Crux with Creativity Research
by
Monika Reuter

What is creativity? What do students and employers believe it to be? And what is the best way to study this highly abstract concept? From this 4-year old, on-going research project I will describe how I employ a "triangulation" methodological approach and invite feedback. I will share how electronic open-ended interviews with employers have been so successful, and for example, that management of data has become difficult while content analysis has produced some surprising results. Lastly, I will ponder, "What does this mean for theory?"

Critical Ethnography: A Useful Methodology in Conducting Health Research in Different Resource Settings by Dunsi Oladele

In this presentation, I argue that conducting a critical ethnography study in different settings, as this research sets out to do (in Nigeria), is a first step to understanding the tobacco control policies that will work effectively in different resource settings. As the act of smoking becomes global, it is beneficial to study the effect of specific methods, methodology and policies in addressing smoking in the population. This particular presentation is one of three in a panel on the study of public health challenge of smoking in Nigeria, and explains the method used in collecting and analyzing data.

Artistry and Craft in Online Publications by Mary Stewart and Lynn Butler-Kisber

In this session we will address the question of how to balance arts-based qualitative research with academic rigor, inclusion, and multiple perspectives. We will show how researchers can use peer-reviewed, online journals to integrate and disseminate their work creatively and effectively. We will also address how technology can be used meaningfully and persuasively, while attending to aesthetics, and ethical issues. Participants are encouraged to bring digital devices to facilitate interaction.

Transpersonal Approaches to Autoethnographical Research and Writing by Diana Raab

I will examine a literature review, purpose and mechanics of doing an autoethnographic study. While highlighting the transpersonal relevance of this method of study, I will explore the various components of autoethnography, including the researcher's characteristics, identifying an autoethnographical study, approaches to research and writing, pitfalls, and ethical issues. In dooing so I will emphasize how this methodology connects the reader and researcher in understanding the lived experience.

Meditation and Photo-Imagery: Qualitative Research Ritual and the Development of Thematic Content by Walker Karraa

In this paper Walker examines the application of photo-imagery and meditative contemplation in qualitative research. She suggests a practice whereby the researcher uses photo-images associated with the research topic and employs meditation through the five components of traditional Mahayana Buddhist meditation: (a) preparation, (b) analytical meditation, (c) placement meditation, (d) dedication, and (e) subsequent practice. She explores this researcher ritual in data collection, data analysis, and data presentation.

Weaving A Visual Data Tapestry: Cambodia Through An Ethnographic Lens by Kathy Thomas and Candace Lacy

Using photographs and imagery in ethnography helps us in conducting observations and writing field notes. Perhaps even more importantly, it allows us to capture a visual and perceptual snapshot of the cultural and social phenomenon. "The increasing popularity of digital photographic equipment has made it possible not only to produce high-quality images but also to disseminate them far more widely than was ever imagined" (Angrosino, 2007, p. 81). However, collecting visual data to better understand a social problem, condition, or phenomenon is a major undertaking. This presentation explores the process planning and conducting an ethnographic study in Cambodia using visual imagery. Drawing on the work of Angrosino (2007) we begin by discussing the use of probing questions as a framework for conceptualizing the study. Next, we look at the works of Banks, (2007), Kenney, (2009), and Lichtman, (2010) as we plot our nontraditional exploration.

Exploring the In-School Identity Construction of Suburban Teachers of Color by Lee Vera

In this exploratory qualitative study, Lee investigated the socialization experiences of eight teachers of color in two different suburban schools, and how they characterized their in-school identity construction. The findings revealed that the following factors influenced how the teachers constructed their identities: to deflect stereotypic images about their racial/ethnic group, to avoid prejudicial expectations from school members, and to integrate or demarcate their public/private lives.

Focused Ethnographies: Their Use in Qualitative Health Research by Gina Higginbottom

Focused ethnographies can have meaningful application in primary, community, or hospital healthcare. They can be pragmatic and efficient ways to investigate specific phenomena important to individual clinicians or clinical specialties. While many examples of focused ethnographies are published, there is limited availability of guidance documents for conducting this research. In her paper Gina defines focused ethnographies, locates them within the ethnographic genre, justifies their use in healthcare research, and outlines the methodological processes.

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