Second, no other methods were used aside from videotape analysis, which should have been done to triangulate the results of constitutive methodology. Lastly, the 30 hours of tape taken from each participant is not enough because constitutive ethnography's authority is based primarily on the length of time spent studying the subjects.
Although the general objective, to identity effective communication in the pharmacy practice, is clear, the specific objectives identified were not. First, it is confusing if the study is aimed at generalizations or specific observations. The use of constitutive ethnography suggests specific observations, however, the manner that objectives were written are too broad that it seems to make generalizations. Second, if the study aims to test the value of constitutive ethnography as a research method, it should have discussed the effect of pharmacists' professional culture to illustrate that there is value in choosing the method. Lastly, how pharmacists' knowledge base makes them lead investigators in the field should have been explained as well since this is the underlying rationale for the third objective.
Constitutive ethnography was used to build upon individual an ...Show more