Sunstein Ch. 2 - Christie Shaub January 24, 2008 ED110.B...

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Christie Shaub January 24, 2008 ED110.B Sunstein Ch. 2 1. On what 2 things are fieldworkers dependent? Fieldworkers are dependent on what actually takes place in the field – as we see it and how our informants see it. Representing or writing about our experiences are dependent on the use of language by the informants as well as the field-worker in describing “what’s going on”. 2. Effective understanding and interpretation of a point of view depends upon what 2 things? Fieldworkers are dependent on how deeply our informants allow us to enter their worldviews. How well the fieldworker participates and listens is also crucial when it comes to an effective understanding and interpretation of point of view. 3. What defines the difference between fieldwork and just “hanging out?” The difference between fieldwork and just “hanging out” is the writing. Without writing, the sharp, incisive details about people, places and culture are lost to us. 4. Explain the difference between field notes as a “mirror” and as a “construction.” Mirror field notes are a direct reflection of the field-work experience and are cut and dry without the addition of personal perspective. Construction field-notes will represent your perspective, gathered, recorded, mapped and written according to your own
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Sunstein Ch. 2 - Christie Shaub January 24, 2008 ED110.B...

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