Karen Francis

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Ethnographic research is a widely used methodology in health research. Studying culture and cultural groups allows insight into social actions and how groups of people construct and live in their worlds. For health researchers, ethnographic studies are a mechanism or window for viewing and making sense of the life worlds, and the rules that inform understanding and behaviours of people they encounter in therapeutic interactions and through professional encounters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQualitative Research in the Health Sciences: Methodologies, Methods and Processes
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780203777176
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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