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Laurel Richardson (2000)

Evaluating ethnography

Qualitative Inquiry, 6(2):253-255.

With full awareness that criteria are mutable, the author argues that ethnography needs to be evaluated through two lenses: science and arts. The author suggests five criteria: substantive contribution, aesthetic merit, reflexivity, impact, and expression of a reality.

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