Evaluating ethnography: considerations for analysis

J Adv Nurs. 1994 Apr;19(4):774-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1994.tb01150.x.


The informed evaluation of ethnographic reports is essential to the practitioner who is working towards research-based practice. It is also part of the process of developing and refining nursing knowledge. While there are features common to the critical examination of all research, an understanding of ethnographic design and, in particular, of issues of validity and reliability, is a prerequisite for evaluation of ethnographic research reports.

MeSH terms

  • Anthropology, Cultural* / methods
  • Anthropology, Cultural* / standards
  • Bias
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Humans
  • Nursing Methodology Research* / methods
  • Nursing Methodology Research* / standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research Design
  • Terminology as Topic