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research

[ri′sərch]
(science and technology)
Scientific investigation aimed at discovering and applying new facts, techniques, and natural laws.
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Through the combination of the survey and ethnographic research, set to be presented not only through academic papers but multimedia as well, Mitchell and her team believe that the insights gained through the study could pinpoint specific issues currently hindering national women's engagement in society.
Like ethnographic research, usability testing lets us observe customers actually using a product.
Ethnographic research is a technique often used by anthropologists and sociologists in which rich, in-depth information (story or ethnography) is gathered from a small number of survey subjects.
During her years of active teaching, Jane became legendary for her ability to attract PhD students, train them, and send them out into the world with a commitment to ethnographic research and writing founded in dialogue and reciprocity.
While individual essays would make compelling and insightful reading for an introductory course in ethnographic research, appreciating the volume as a whole and its particular contributions to current research on Melanesia is more suited to specialists within the field.
In addition, Ortner offers little discussion of her own ethnographic research and relies heavily on theory as well as the work of her contemporaries to get her point across.
Gaining access to hidden populations: Strategies for gaining cooperation of sellers/dealers in ethnographic research.
99) is written by a cultural anthropologist who developed photography as a tool for working on ethnographic research, and an author who has long worked in TV production and graphic design: the two together offer a survey of the digital process as it applies to creating the art, from photos to finished products.
In Modern Blackness: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Politics of Culture in Jamaica, Deborah Thomas draws on ethnographic research conducted in a small Jamaican community to examine conflicting views of nationalism and its relationship to culture in modern Jamaica.
I plan to use her text in my qualitative research methods and senior thesis classes to illustrate the multiple and powerful ways ethnographic research can be written, lived, and experienced.
Their topics include conducting ethnographic research on the teaching of science in the urban setting, assessing the effects of urban conditions on the science classroom, evaluating the impact of the teacher and of student participation, attaining gender equality, maximizing resources, and considering social and cultural capital in curriculum intended for the urban science classroom.
What makes Light Minds' consultancy services unique is the use of social science based Ethnographic Research to uncover previously unknown customer needs.