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What we actually did and why 

What we actually did and why
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What we actually did and why
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Annie Bartlett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199640928.003.0003
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date: 21 September 2019

This chapter describes the empirical approach to the study of daily life on three wards in a high-secure hospital. This includes consideration of the choice of participant observation as a non-judgemental method of inquiry. It also deals with the process of undertaking the work in a research setting which is more familiar with medical model research. It considers critical issues in data collection and analysis in relation to ethnographic authority.

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