The Methodological Aspects of Educational Ethnography in Ethnically Diverse Classrooms

  • Jana Obrovská


In Chap.  3, Obrovská elaborates the research methodology, the techniques of data collection, and the data sources analyzed throughout the book. She discusses the numerous methodological advantages ethnography represents in the research of ethnically diverse classrooms. Ethnography offers a variety of different research methods (including observation, and formal as well as informal interviews), including those having a distinctive participatory appeal, such as focus groups and socio-games. These methods enable the researcher to capture the linguistic and cognitive aspects of ethnicity as well as its bodily, aesthetic, and emotional dimensions. The author also discusses her positionality in relation to the teachers and the students and uncovers the ethically sensitive situations and issues that were part of her daily research experience.


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  • Jana Obrovská
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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