Meaning of ethnomethodology

eth•no•meth•od•ol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (eth"nō-meth"u-dol'u-jē), [key]
— n.
  1. the sociological study of the rules and rituals underlying ordinary social activities and interactions.
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