Category: Key Projects

Technology in the Home: A Korean Perspective

March 2006 The goal of this project was to develop a deep ethnographic understanding of how technologies (specifically PCs) are used among the growing middle class in South Korea. Tied to a larger study of technology use in four...

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The Under and Uninsured: An Immersive Experience

May 2009 (Please feel free to email us if you’d like to receive a copy of the final report for this project.) This two-day event, comprised of an immersion exercise followed by a stakeholders’ roundtable, explored the...

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The Ethnography Lab at Ascension Health

August, 2008 The goal of this project was to develop capacity for effective and efficient applied qualitative research on health, wellness and healthcare as part of Ascension Health’s internal innovation team. Establishing the...

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Transforming Patient Education

2014 – 2015 This three-phased implementation study of an in-room patient education system is part of a larger effort underway at a large hospital system to empower patients to become active participants in their treatment,...

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Membership Among Asian Americans

The research goal for this large-scale project was to establish a foundational understanding of membership among limited English-speaking Asian Americans. Our work began by reaching out to four different Asian American ethnic...

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Birth Trauma

As part of this larger grant focusing on improving outcomes of birth trauma, Ethnoworks visited five hospital sites to conduct observations, evaluations, and in-depth interviews with participating physicians and nurses. The...

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Visual Ethnography Training

Ethnoworks conducted an ethnographic study of medication delivery practices for a major chain of hospitals to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences and perspectives of nurses as they interact with changes in medication...

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