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Data 101: Ethnographic

In this LibGuide, we introduce you to the wide world of data, including data types (qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, geospatial, etc.), finding data, visualizing data, and managing data.

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What is Ethnographic Data?

Ethnographers immerse themselves within an environment, and collect data about a certain environment using observation, conversational, and textual techniques. Ethnographic data can be quantitative or qualitative in nature, and can include the following: 

  • Interviews conducted with a population of nurses in Finland
  • Audio recordings of folk songs from a local Appalachian community
  • Photographs of backcountry areas in National Parks in New Zealand 

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