Meta-Ethnography

Synthesizing Qualitative Studies

by George W. Noblit, R . Dwight Hare

Series: Qualitative Research Methods (No. 11)

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  • 9780803930223
  • 9781506349824
This provocative volume deals with one of the chief criticisms of ethnographic studies, a criticism which centres on their particularism or their insistence on context -- the question is asked: How can these studies be generalized beyond the individual case? Noblit and Hare propose a method -- meta-ethnography -- for synthesizing from qualitative, interpretive studies. They show that ethnographies themselves are interpretive acts, and demonstrate that by translating metaphors and key concepts between ethnographic studies, it is possible to develop a broader interpretive synthesis. Using examples from numerous studies, the authors illuminate how meta-ethnography works, isolate several types of meta-ethnographic study and provide a theoretica

  • SAGE Publications; February 1988
  • ISBN: 9781506349824
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Meta-Ethnography
  • Series: Qualitative Research Methods (No. 11)
  • Author: George W. Noblit; R . Dwight Hare
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780803930223
  • 9781506349824