Is covert ethnography considered ethical?


Is covert ethnography considered ethical?

Covert Ethnography:

In the social sciences, ethnography is a research methodology in which a researcher directly studies a culture by being involved in it. Covert ethnography refers to such situations in which the researcher does not reveal the research to its subjects.

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People differ on whether covert ethnography is considered ethical. In a basic sense, studying people without disclosing this research can be...

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What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena


Chapter 3 / Lesson 4

Researchers use various methods to answer questions. Some questions cannot be answered through quantitative measures; they are best addressed through qualitative research methods, such as ethnography. This lesson will discuss the defining qualities, methods, and uses of ethnography.

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