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SOC221 LEC 7

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Sociology
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SOC221H5
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Lingqin Feng

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November 06, 2013 Field research ­Ethnography ­ What is ethnography? ­Terms: ­ethnography ­ methodology ­ p. 271 Box 13.2  Ethnography of Canadian Parkour Enthusiast  The logic of Field Research ­ What is the logic of field research? o Naturalism ­ What are the steps in field research project? o P. 272, box 13.3 general steps in Field Research o P. 274, figure 12.3 complete observer, semi­participant, complete  participant o P. 275 box 13.3   Overt – the participants are aware of your study  Covert field research­ the participants are not aware of your study ▯ i.e studying mafias  ­ Explain: adopting a social role and learning the ropes (p. 276) = very important Levels of Involvement in Field Research ­ complete observer: just observe, no participation, do not interrupt the field  ­ semi­ participant: gradually involve (i.e talk and discussion with the participant) ­ complete participant: researchers total emerge themselves in the field the chose to  study, to gain extensive and accurate knowledge on their topic Observing and collecting data ­ How to do observation and collect data (p. 282)  o Box 13.6 recommendations for taking field notes ­ Leaving the field ­ Ethical dilemmas of field research  ­ Type of field notes refer to the textbook Focusing in Field Research ­refer to the book­ figure 13.6 Focusing in Field Researcg  CHAPTER 14 NONREACTIVE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 1. Historical­ comparative research­ research questions appropriate for historical­ comparative research 2. The logic of historical­comparative research­ the logic of historical­comparative  research, and quali
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