Ethnography to Define Requirements and Data Model

Ethnography to Define Requirements and Data Model

Gary J. DeLorenzo (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch087
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Abstract

Ethnographic research offers an orientation to understand the process and structure of a social setting and employs research techniques consistent with this orientation. The ethnographic study is rooted in gaining an understanding of cultural knowledge used to interpret the experience and behavior patterns of the researched participants. The ethnographic method aids the researcher in identifying descriptions and in interpreting language, terms, and meanings as the basis of defining user requirements for information systems.

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