Definitions for "Ethnographic research"
research done by anthropologists using a variety of methods including participant observation, interviews, questionnaires, life histories, oral histories, genealogy, longitudinal research, and team research.
An intensive (case) study of a group.
The collection of extensive narrative data on many variables over an extended period of time in a naturalistic setting in order to gain insights not possible using other types of research. For ethnographic research, observations are done at particular points of time. Data would include observations, recording and interpreting what is seen.
Testing that is carried out under realistic conditions of use. Results are usually qualitative rather than quantitative.