Ethnographic Inquiry in Physiotherapy Research: 1. Illuminating the Working Culture of the Physiotherapy Assistant

@article{Smith1996EthnographicII,
  title={Ethnographic Inquiry in Physiotherapy Research: 1. Illuminating the Working Culture of the Physiotherapy Assistant},
  author={S. Smith},
  journal={Physiotherapy},
  year={1996},
  volume={82},
  pages={342-349}
}
  • S. Smith
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Summary This paper defines and discusses ethnography with reference to a qualitative study of hospital-based physiotherapy assistants undertaken by a physiotherapist. The paper identifies the place of an ethnographic approach within qualitative research. The research process is described by focusing particularly on the emergent research questions, access, and the specific pitfalls of observation and interviewing in ethnographic fieldwork. Fieldnotes compilation is discussed and the use of a… CONTINUE READING
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