What is ethnographic analogy?


What is ethnographic analogy?


An 'analogy' is defined as a comparison between two seemingly nonsimilar things. For example, a scientist may use an analogy comparing a cell to a car factory to help explain how a cell works. A known example is used to help explain the characteristics of one the unknown.

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Ethnographic analogy is a comparison made between a culture that is only known by its archeological evidence and one that has been studied. Knowledge...

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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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