Posted: October 13th, 2021
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Ethnography is a research that involves observation, where interaction with willing participants interact in real life with real-life experiences. Researchers are involved in the lives of the participants and live and learn their culture and situation. The researcher collects data through observation and interviews of willing participants to examine cultural behaviors, (Green, S. Z., & Johnson, J. L., 2018). An example of an ethnography research can be of a researcher observing and examining gangs in Kansas City or the homeless. These groups can be observed and interviewed to understand their way of living.
Phenomenology involves the understanding of a person’s lived experiences. Data is collected through interviews and conversations of the willing participants. All information from interviews and observations can be recorded in journals and dated to keep organized, (Green, S. Z., & Johnson, J. L., 2018).
The similarities between ethnography and phenomenology research are that they can be of observation or interviews. The differences are that the ethnography consists of a group or a community, involves the culture and beliefs and the research may take longer than that of phenomenology. The phenomenology research consists of a significant phenomenon in life of a person. The study consists of the individual’s life experiences and research is usually a lot shorter than that of ethnography, (Mol, A. M., Silva, R. S., Rocha, Á. A., & Ishitani, L., 2017).
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The three types of qualitative research are phenomenological, grounded theory, and ethnographic research. Compare the differences and similarities between two of the three types of qualitative studies and give an example of each.
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