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SATO, Leny and SOUZA, Marilene Proença Rebello de. A Contribution Towards Revealing the Complexity of the Everyday life by Means of the Ethnographic Research in Psychology. Psicol. USP [online]. 2001, vol.12, n.2, pp. 29-47. ISSN 0103-6564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642001000200003.
This article aims at arguing in favour of the richness of the ethnographic approach for the study of people s lives in their working places, grounded upon researches carried out under such approach in state school, factory and collective urban transport. Two aspects of the fieldwork have been focused: being in the field and collecting "data" under such approach. The ethnographic approach has been evidenced as an important tool for understanding the way people collectively build up and put the social processes into practice, the way the subjectivity is manifested and how the meaning of social situations that are endowed with a formally constituted organisation is attributed.
Keywords : Qualitative methodology; Ethnography; Research; Psychology; Work; Education.