The Ethnography network aims to provide a home for research papers that are ethnographies or use ethnographic methods and to develop the field internationally, particularly through our specialist conferences, journal and book series - www.ethnographyandeducation.org and http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/reae20/current#.UkK7ONKBlos
We see ethnography as:
- research that takes place over time to allow a fuller range of empirical situations to be observed and analysed and to allow for the emergence of contradictory behaviours and perspectives. Time in the field, alongside time for analysis and interpretation, allows continuous reflections concerning the complexity of human contexts.
- considering relations between the appropriate cultural, political and social levels of the research site and the individual's and group's/community's agency at the research site.
- including theoretical perspectives in order to:
- 'sensitize' field research and analysis;
- provide an opportunity to use empirical ethnographic research for the interrogation of macro and middle range theories;
- develop new theory.