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The bearing of studies of expertise and experience on ethnography

Collins, Harold Maurice ORCID: and Evans, Robert John ORCID: 2017. The bearing of studies of expertise and experience on ethnography. Qualitative Inquiry 23 (6) , pp. 445-451.

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In a recent article published in this journal, Atkinson and Morris explore the kinds of expertise and competence needed by ethnographic researchers. In doing so, they refer to the work of Collins and Evans and, in particular, the idea of interactional expertise, which they dismiss as largely unhelpful to their project. In this response, we show that the Atkinson and Morriss miss-represent this work in important ways and that, if these mistakes are corrected, interactional expertise provides a useful way of addressing the methodological concerns they identify.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise and Science (KES)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1077-8004
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 3 November 2016
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 03:17

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