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Educación Médica Superior

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NOLLA CAO, Nidia. Etnografía: una alternativa más en la investigación pedagógica. Educ Med Super [online]. 1997, vol.11, n.2, pp.107-115. ISSN 0864-2141.

Etnography, also known as etnographic investigation or qualitative research, constitutes a research method very useful for the identification analysis, and solution of multiple educational problems. With this pedagogic approach appears in 1970s, in countries such as Great Britain, United States of America, and Australia and was generalized in all Latin America with the objective of improving the quality of education, studying and solving the different problems which affects it. This method changes the positive concept and incorporates the analysis of qualitative aspects given by the behaviour of the individuals, of their social relations and of the interactions with the context in which they are developed.

Keywords : ANTHROPOLOGY, CULTURAL [education]; EDUCATION; RESEARCH [methods].

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