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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC221H5
Professor
Jayne Baker
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 6- February 25, 2013 Field Research  Roots in anthropology, ethnography  Immerse yourself in a culture  Developing relationships with people in that culture to get inside perspective  Example: elite, single-gender private schools in Toronto (“boy high” and “girl high”) o Why study these sites as an ethnographer would study a culture?  Participant-observation (field research)  Qualitative interviews  Qualitative content analysis  Historical records (i.e. alumni data) Field Research  Participant observation 1. Select a field 2. Gain access (i.e. can be hard for elite populations) 3. Adopting a role o Participant-participant observer- observer o Self-presentation  Example: age; gender; insider/outsider  Least adult- minimizing your adultness in the field (i.e. way you dress, speech [how you carry yourself], behaviour, avoiding disciplinary t
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