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Unformatted text preview: Ethnographic Fieldwork A) Learning About People a. When you plan to do this, you start off with no knowledge so you must work your way in and learn b. Observe Behavior c. Talk with People d. Participant Observation i. Observing and talking and participate in activities and incorporate themselves into community B) Ethnography a. Provides descriptive depth about a group of people b. Goal to combine emic and etic approaches i. Emic: Local explanation and understanding ii. Etic: Outsider explanation and understanding c. This is the Anthropologists basic tool d. Way to record dialogue between anthropologist and studied subjects C) Ethnography as a Tool a. Live, work, and speak with many people in a community over a long time period b. Records dialogue between researcher and research participants c. Explores and explains complexity of connections holistically d. Technique is a complex adaptive system i. Finished product emerges from array of methods used to collect and analyze information D) I nterview Methods...
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- Fall '08