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Lecture 2

CMST 2B03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ethnography, Microsoft Powerpoint


Department
Communication Studies
Course Code
CMST 2B03
Professor
Philip Savage
Lecture
2

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Steps&for&completing&an&ethnography:
Immersion
Making&observations
Listening&to/Engaged&in&Conversations
Conducting&further&interviews&with&informants
Collecting&documents&or&artifacts&of&the&group
Develop&an&understanding&of&the&group&culture&from&within&the&context&of&the&group
Write&it&out
Field&notes&improvement?
Improvement&in&structure/guiding&questions?
Acting&invisible/not&being&noticed
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Challenges&of&covert&observation?
Mini-ethnography&project&discussion
Applicable&to&ethnography
Effect&on&research&participants&of&knowing&that&they&are&being&studied
Especially&applicable&to&overt&observation
Applicable&to&validity
Reactivity
Remember&to&note&limitations&of&research
Get&topic&approved&on&Wednesday
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Laptops
Phones
Tablets
PowerPoint
iClickers
Recording&devices/assistive&tech.
Type&of&tech.&in&classroom:
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Can't&be&too&broad&or&too&narrow
In-depth&interviews:&how&productive&is&note-taking&on&laptops&versus&pen&and&paper?
What&am&I&interested&in&specifically?
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Too&broad&to&be&a&research&project&topic;&must&be&narrowed-down
Example&topic:&technology&in&the&classroom
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Topic&preparation
With&mini-project&#1:&
Similar&to&an&abstract
What&I've&learned
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What&I&would&change
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Broad&summary&of&conducted&research
Keep&exec.&Summary&in&mind&when&doing&mini-project&#1
Topic
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Interview&transcript&analysed&thematically
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In&example:&semi-structured&30-minute&interview
Methodological&summary
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What&did&you&discover?
Analysis&summary
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Limitations&of&research
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Different&research&method?
Benefits&of&unused&approach
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How&to&improve&study&itself
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Steps:
Which&research&method&would&best&address&my&question?
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What&is&my&bias&with&this&research&question?
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Privacy
Confidentiality
Understanding
Consider:
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How&might&the&participant&or&interview&methodologies&set&up&expectations&in&my&subject(s)?
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Privacy/confidentiality
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Use&of&objectivity
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Ethics
What&if&my&participant&is&asked&to&read&my&assignment&once&I&am&done?
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Beginning&mini-project
Executive&Summary
Tutorial)2
Monday,&January&18,&2016
1:34&PM
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