What is the main difference between ethnography and ethnology?

Ethnography is the in depth study of a particular cultural group, while ethnology is the comparative study of ethnographic data, society and culture. Many of the readings for this course and your own research project have been ethnographic in nature.

Why is ethnomethodology important in ethnography?

Ethnomethodological ethnography analyses the everyday methods people use to construct and sustain the typical activities in their cultural world, that is, their ‘sense assembly equipment’. This enables them to act in ways that are congruent with their culturally learnt attitudes.

What is the difference between ethnography and ethology?

Focus Area Ethnography studies different procedures practiced by different societies, while ethnology studies the demographics of societies in a detailed and descriptive manner.

What is the difference between ethnography and anthropology?

Ethnography aims to describe life as it is lived and experienced, by a people, somewhere, sometime. Anthropology, by contrast, is an inquiry into the conditions and possibilities of human life in the world.

What is an example of ethnography?

A classic example of ethnographic research would be an anthropologist traveling to an island, living within the society on said island for years, and researching its people and culture through a process of sustained observation and participation.

What is the goal of ethnomethodology?

Ethnomethodology seeks to understand the method by which individuals construct, negotiate, and agree upon reality, but questions the possibility of an objective science of the subjective human condition.

How does Garfinkel define ethnomethodology?

Summary. Ethnomethodology was developed by Garfinkel as a challenge to orthodox sociology. Ethnomethodology’s interest is in how ordinary people make sense of their social world. Ethnomethodology is an approach which stresses the ambiguity of language and action.

What do you mean by ethnography?

Ethnography is a research method central to knowing the world from the standpoint of its social relations. It is a qualitative research method predicated on the diversity of culture at home (wherever that may be) and abroad.