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ethnomethodology Syllabification: eth·no·meth·od·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌeTHnōˌmeTHəˈdäləjē/

Definition of ethnomethodology in English:


A method of sociological analysis that examines how individuals use everyday conversation and gestures to construct a common-sense view of the world.
Example sentences
  • I also think that ethnomethodology and conversation analysis could be successfully adapted to give us some unique insights into blogging as a social practice.
  • An approach that is gaining increasing attention in the study of medical consultations is ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.
  • These methods include empirical phenomenology, ethnomethodology, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, narrative analysis, and action research, among others.


Pronunciation: /-dəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • In the years following its initial introduction into sociology, ethnomethodological research split into two camps.
  • By using ethnomethodological and conversation analytic techniques, we analysed how psychiatrists and patients with psychotic illness engage with each other in routine consultations.
  • The methodology of cultural studies provides an equally uneasy marker, for cultural studies in fact has no distinct methodology, no unique statistical, ethnomethodological, or textual analysis to call its own.
Example sentences
  • The ethnomethodologist relies more on tape recordings of actual language used in interaction than field notes, thus using empirical, verifiable and incontrovertible data.
  • For ethnomethodologists, however, language is a topic worthy of study for its own sake.
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