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classnotes2282008 - ANT 307 Class Notes February 28th 2008...

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ANT 307 Class Notes February 28 th 2008 This week’s response: anything we’ve read so far! On Tuesday: we will cover Nisa, Guests of the Sheik and Daughters of the Dreaming Feminist Methodology presentations -Feminist Action Research: research should be used to enact social change -Using focus groups – participants respond to each other, unexpected topics and ideas will be raised; Participants tend to be more candid as the session progresses. Do not use a focus group if you need a lot of quantitative data or if you want responses that can be systematically compared then you should conduct a structured interview. -Composition: moderator, note taker/observer, 6-12 participants with 7-8 being ideal. - The questions asked of a focus group should be focused and concise. You will not be able to ask as many questions as in an interview. Focus on one or two main topics to get a really detailed idea about how people think about the area of interest. - It is also focused because participants usually share common characteristics such as age,
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