Detalle Publicación

ARTÍCULO
The challenges of participant observations of cultural encounters within an ethnographic study
Título de la revista: PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volumen: 132
Páginas: 522 - 526
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Resumen:
Objectives To present the methodological challenges of an ethnographic study designed to gain better understanding of the cultural encounters (CE). Methods Participant observations of the CE in between families with children and nurses will be carried out, in the context of an ethnographic design. Results The challenges to be faced include: accessing to participants and obtaining the informed consents, the role to be adopted during data collection by the researcher, establishing a trusting relationship with the participants, the effect that feeling observed may have on participants¿ behaviors, and identifying the researcher's influence during the research process. Conclusions The observations of the CE present methodological challenges that need to be dealt with during the whole research process to ensure validity and relevance.