Fieldwork Owens

Fieldwork Owens - survey So I am going to make up a survey and ask people in the survey why they go to Owens and what they do while they’re there

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Josh Emerson Ms. Mengert English 1106 There are many different places that I could go to and observe people. But I think one of the best places is Owens. This is a place that everyone goes to. Students go to Owens daily for lunch, dinner, and sometimes even breakfast. Even teachers and visiting families go there to see what campus dining has to offer. I also go here quite a bit and therefore have a lot of experience in seeing what type of people go there and what they do when they are there. This is why I think it is going to be a good place to go and observe. I’m going to go here with the intention of finding out why people are drawn to Owens instead of other dining facilities. Do they go for the food, the people, or just because it is located close to where their dorm is? And when they go, do they go there to socialize, do work, or do they just go to get some food and get out? Other than the observations, a good form of fieldwork for this topic is going to be a
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Unformatted text preview: survey. So I am going to make up a survey and ask people in the survey why they go to Owens, and what they do while they’re there. Is it something special about the environment, or the location, or maybe their food? I think a few surveys handed out to people as they come in or leave will give me a good enough idea of why they go there and what they do while they are there. I will also try to watch people in Owens, and try to figure out what they do while they’re there. Do they sit with people, or do they sit alone and do work. I am also going to see if there is a difference between the actions of people depending on what time of day it is. Is lunch crowds different from the dinner crowd? All of these different observations should be enough to compose a paper about the environment and people of Owens....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 1106 taught by Professor Srjacobson during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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Fieldwork Owens - survey So I am going to make up a survey and ask people in the survey why they go to Owens and what they do while they’re there

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