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On ethnographic knowledge. / Atkinson, Paul; Morriss, Lisa.

In: Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 23, No. 5, 01.06.2017, p. 323-331.

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Atkinson, P & Morriss, L 2017, 'On ethnographic knowledge', Qualitative Inquiry, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 323-331. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800416655825

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Atkinson, P., & Morriss, L. (2017). On ethnographic knowledge. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(5), 323-331. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800416655825

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Atkinson P, Morriss L. On ethnographic knowledge. Qualitative Inquiry. 2017 Jun 1;23(5):323-331. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800416655825

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Atkinson, Paul ; Morriss, Lisa. / On ethnographic knowledge. In: Qualitative Inquiry. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 323-331.

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