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dc.contributor.authorNewnham, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorSmall, Kirsten
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Jyai
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-26T05:11:40Z
dc.date.available2021-05-26T05:11:40Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0266-6138
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2021.103014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404261
dc.description.abstractEthnography is a useful research method for maternity care research, because it can identify elements of actual practice that may be missed using non-observational research. However, because of the relative creative freedom of writing ethnography, it can be difficult for novice researchers, because there is no particular set of steps to follow. Much of the work of an ethnography is actually just watching, thinking and writing. In this paper we discuss our three individual doctoral research projects- all variations of critical ethnography-in order to present some of the creative variety of ethnography in maternity care research and to promote discussion within this field about how to maintain robust ethnographic research while keeping hold of its creative aspects. Attempts to standardise ethnographic research have the potential to curtail a very flexible methodology and constrain the knowledge generating work of the researcher. We encourage fellow maternity researchers to contribute to literature on ethnographic methodology in order to expand and refine use of this methodology in maternity care settings.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom103014
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMidwifery
dc.relation.ispartofvolume99
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1114
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsEthnography
dc.subject.keywordscritical theory
dc.subject.keywordsmaternity care
dc.subject.keywordsmidwifery
dc.subject.keywordsqualitative research
dc.titleCritical ethnography in maternity care research: bridging creativity and rigour - a discussion paper
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNewnham, E; Small, K; Allen, J, Critical ethnography in maternity care research: bridging creativity and rigour - a discussion paper, Midwifery, 2021, 99, pp. 103014
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-08
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-05-07T03:14:40Z
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gro.griffith.authorNewnham, Elizabeth C.
gro.griffith.authorAllen, Jyai D.
gro.griffith.authorSmall, Kirsten A.


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