Meta-ethnography by George W. Noblit
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Meta-ethnography
By George W. Noblit

Meta-ethnography

Synthesizing Qualitative Studies

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Meta-ethnography by George W. Noblit

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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 theoretical justification for the method's use.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803930230
ISBN-10: 0803930232
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 6mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 25-Apr-1988
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - George W. Noblit

George W. Noblit became a sociologist in the 1970s, a time of turbulent social change. Research on crime, delinquency and deviance led to a focus on schooling in the lives and futures of youth. Through a study of school desegregation, he began a program of research on the social construction of race, using ethnographic research to study schools and other educational scenes. Noblit is intrigued with how knowledge-often taken as good in its own right-is implicated in creating the very problems it is asked to solve. Noblit studies the various ways knowledge is constructed and how the competition over which knowledge counts construct powers and difference. This process means exploring both the highest reaches of theory and the everyday lives of people as they struggle to make sense of the world. To Noblit, "there is not a theory-practice gap, only a failure of imagination." Noblit conducts funded evaluation projects, most recently on A+ (arts-enhanced) schools (the subject of his 2009 book), charter schools and prison education for youth adult offenders in North Carolina. "For me, evaluation and policy studies are a way to be part of larger political processes in our society," he says, "and to help shape the agendas of important innovations."

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