Contact: +91-9711224068
International Journal of Applied Research
  • Multidisciplinary Journal
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


Vol. 5, Issue 7, Part D (2019)

Ethnography and life-history method

Ethnography and life-history method

Latika Gupta
There have been several serious and rigorous attempts made by researchers and government sanctioned committees in India to identify the factors that act as roadblocks in the way of satisfactory way of life for Muslims including the goal of quality education for their children. However, they fail to bring out the exact nature of educational experience that takes place under the influence of socio-cultural and political forces. The findings of these studies draw out a large pattern in the lives of Muslim girls, but they do not capture the actual occurring. Realizing the narrowness of large-scale perspective surveys and data-trends, I attempted to develop a nuanced understanding of the schooling of Muslim girls by using ethnography and life-history method. The girls’ life-histories helped me to identify the contours that shaped the life of Muslim adolescent girls on a daily basis and in general. The ethnographic framework made it possible to uncover the subtle links between dress, space, time and their relation to ethos- so subtle that no other method could make them visible. Their expression is so thin that they slip out of the grip of the researcher who uses quantitative or even interview-based framework. The present article presents the advantages of suing ethnography and life-history method to undertake research on such an intricate subject.
Pages: 256-266  |  340 Views  52 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Latika Gupta. Ethnography and life-history method. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(7):256-266.
Call for book chapter
International Journal of Applied Research
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals