After reading “Autoethnography: An Overview”, I learn a new way to do a research. Usually, we do research on finding articles and essays that people have written to find data and information. And I usually do that on the internet. However, Autoethnography does not include this in the research. It is more of a whole different thing to that.
Autoethnography is all about the present. I have to really see the thing or people we do research on to collect data about that. It needs us to observe how people behave and experience in order to get a result. It helps us understand the people’s habit and culture of a place or a group of people by seeing that in person.
This research method may be more traditional and time-consuming, yet it is not any more precise than the usual researching methods. Instead, it may be even less accurate as this research method require the inspectors to inspect the objects in person in a long period of time in order to collect as much data as they can. through this method, we may either inspect not enough objects for a long time, or inspect many objects but not for long enough, or have to use a very long time to get what we want. It is said that ‘autoethnography is criticized for either being too artful and not scientific, or too scientific and not sufficiently artful'(Ellis, C., Adams, T., Bochner, A., 2011).
Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview’, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1 http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095#g3