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Semester 2 - March 3, 2014 -Ethnography III.docx
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Carleton University
Communication Studies
COMM 2002
Heather Pyman

March 3, 2014 Ethnography III Roles for ethnographers 1. Complete participant (covert) Participants don’t know what you’re doing and you fully participate in the “group” ex: black like me 2. Participant-as-observer (overt) Participants know what you’re doing and you are participating in the “group”. Ex: observing a book club meeting and participating in the meeting – read the book and discuss it. 3. Observer-as-participant (overt) Observing a book club meeting but no participation. You don’t read the book. 4. Complete observer (covert) Participants don’t know what you are doing and you have no interaction with them. Observing through a one-way glass. Next steps • What pieces do you have? • What do they tell you? o Should see patterns, themes etc. o • Do you have enough pieces? • Are you moving too fast? • Are you too descriptive? • Structure your next session in the environment Analysis • Putting the pieces of the puzzle together • Read over all of your field notes till com
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