Observations of an observer

While traveling in the Philippines, one of the most exciting emerging markets, earlier this year, I did an interview with Peeps Forum, a nascent blog for people interested in people. The story was the first to be posted on Peeps Forum when it launched earlier this week. In the interview I talk about my work as a visual ethnographer and how I’ve developed a methodology applicable in a business context. For instance, when international brands develop products for the booming middle-class in emerging markets, precise, ground-level information about culture, trends and aspirations is crucial in order to become relevant for these […]

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Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative research methods in ethnographical studies are carried out by examining various aspects of a society from within. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the most common qualitative research methods used in ethnography. The primary task of an ethnographer is to understand and clearly outline the main features of a civilization and their culture. This is done through getting all the relevant information about the various aspects of an event or a process that happens within the society. This includes obtaining first-hand information from people through interviews, surveys, and personal observations as well as informal interaction. An […]

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