Why is it necessary for researchers to understand a good deal about the way of life of the people they are studying?
Written Assignment for Unit One
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Please answer the following:
Why is it necessary for researchers to understand a good deal about the way of life of the people they are studying? What problems could arise if, say, a researcher started research on the Amish, Korean Americans, or some distinctive other category of people and had no understanding of their way of life?