"The systematic study and description of peoples, societies, and cultures."
"The aim of ethnography is to comprehend and portray the culture of a collective, or the activities that occur in a circumscribed setting from the point of view of an insider. Accordingly, ethnographers rely heavily on participation and observation as means of data collection. Doing ethnography requires a researcher to spend long periods of time observing, interviewing, and interacting with the people he or she studies. Ethnographers therefore measure periods of fieldwork in months and even years."
Barley, Stephen R. "ethnography." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. Cooper, Cary L. Blackwell Publishing.
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"Ethnography involves the production of highly detailed accounts of how people in a social setting lead their lives, based on systematic and long-term observation of, and discussion with, those within the setting."
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