About ethnographic research

Teresa San Román

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Anthropology, scientific subject, framed in the social sciences, with a very strong link with the History and ethical dimensions, follows a research's models in wich the problems and hypotesis are being redefined along the research as an emerging process. Without excluding another one, we point at four types of ethnographic research whose results have to be tested once obtained. This models, which are essential in the modern developed and industrialized societies, requires a careful adaptation to each specific situation. Furthermore, it's desirable to change and combine, as far as possible, the tools from the early stage of understanding and the next/s stage/s of scrutiny. Moreover, the techniques's fitness requirements lies in the object of anthropology: cultural diversity, intercultural relationships, the importance of meanings, the contextualisation, the interest in holistic trend and the requirement of trustworthy are in the foreground.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-260
JournalRevista de Antropologia Social
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Contextualisation
  • Cultural diversity
  • Ethnographic research models
  • Holism
  • Intercultural relationships
  • Meanings
  • Modern developed and industrialized societies
  • Validation


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