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Topics for Field Research Attitudes and behaviors best understood in a natural setting. Social processes over time.
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Emic and Etic Anthropologists use the term emic perspective in reference to taking on the point of view of those being studied. The etic perspective maintains a distance from the native point of view in the interest of achieving more objectivity
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Elements of Social Life Appropriate to Field Research Practices: talking, reading a book Episodes: divorce, crime, illness Encounters: people meeting and interacting Role: occupations, family roles Relationships: friendships, family
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Elements of Social Life Appropriate to Field Research Groups: cliques, teams, work groups Organizations: hospitals, schools Settlements: neighborhoods, ghettoes Social worlds: "wall street", "the sports world“ Lifestyles (subcultures): urban, homeless
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FIELD RESEARCH  PARADIGMS
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Naturalism Approach to field research based on the assumption that an objective social reality exists and can be observed and reported accurately.
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Ethnography A report on social life that focuses on description rather than explanation. Virtual ethnography uses ethnographic techniques for inquiry into cyberspace. Autoethnography assumes a personal
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