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Implications of Ethnography Research Method in Educational and Health Studies
Department of Educational Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5611-7190
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (PAUS)
2019 (English)In: Social Behavior Research & Health, Vol. 3, no 2, article id 419-427Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Studies in educational and health areas are sometimes accompanied by the adoption of a qualitative research approach. Qualitative research claims to achieve natural and first-hand data in a variety of ways. In this regard, the purpose of the present study was to explain the implications of ethnography research method in educational and health settings.

Methods: An analytical-deductive method was used. However, analysis of the research experiences of the authors of the paper were proceed to reach the aim of the study. Accordingly, the reliable sources as well as the background studies of the researchers were used and analyzed.

Results: The findings showed that ethnography in education can provide insights into in-depth analysis of the beliefs, values, and experiences about the academic trends. Also, ethnography in health researches can lead to improving health care processes, modifying high-risk behaviors, timely prevention, managing stress in the face of illnesses, emphasizing sensitivity of local communities, health knowledge creation and, in general, influencing the entire health programs in societies.

Conclusion: Given the importance of ethnography method in obtaining first-hand and in-depth results, it is recommended to provide more awareness about the effectiveness of the method, and more attention to its implementation among the research projects both in educational and health research areas.                    

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2019. Vol. 3, no 2, article id 419-427
Keywords [en]
Education, Health, Ethnography, Research Methods
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22325DOI: 10.18502/sbrh.v3i2.1788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-22325DiVA, id: diva2:1381549
Available from: 2019-12-22 Created: 2019-12-22 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved

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