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Typically includes participant observation & interviewsAverage anthropology ethnography =1 yearThepeople you talk to are called “informants”Insider informants are usefulbecause they haveimplicit knowledge of a subjectAs an ethnographeryou can’t fully accept the word of insider information
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Sometimes people say something, but do the opposite- as people we can be verycontradictoryMaybe the person is telling you what you want to hear, which is whyparticipantobservation = keyLimitation of ethnography =‘a case of the particular’ – if it’s based on a specific placehow is it generalizable to other situations?Multi sited ethnography – where it happens across many different sitesEx/Tourism, MigrationsDigital Ethnographies – virtual & online worldsEx/‘Second Life’Secondary Data/Textual AnalysisNon primary sourcesResearch by other agencies, individuals etc.Ex/The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of CapitalismContent analysis – Quantitative approach to textual analysisEx/ProQuest – US newspaper and magazine databaseWord Search for ‘politically correct’ - 1990 = 700, 1991= 2,500, 1992 =2,800Key TermsCase study:in-depth analysis of a single event, situation, or individualcode of ethicsa set of guidelines that the Canadian Sociological Association hasestablished to foster ethical researchControlled group:an experimental group that is not exposed to the independentvariableCorrelation:when a change in one variable coincides with a change in another variable, butdoes not necessarilyDependent variable: avariable changed by another variableEmpirical evidence:evidence corroborated by direct experience and/or observationEthnography:observing a complete social setting and all that it entailsExperiment:the testing of a hypothesis under controlled conditionsField research:gathering data from a natural environment without doing a labexperiment or a surveyHawthorne effect:when study subjects behave in a certain manner due to theirawareness of being observed by a researcherHypothesis:an educated guess with predicted outcomes about the relationshipbetween two or more variableshypothetico-deductive methodologiesmethodologies based ondeducing a prediction from a hypothesis and testing the validity of the hypothesis by whether itcorrectly predicts observationsIndependent variable: avariable that causes change in a dependent variableInterpretive approach:a sociological research approach that seeks in-depthunderstanding of a topic or subject through observation or interaction
Interview:a one-on-one conversation between a researcher and a subjectLiterature reviewa scholarly research step that entails identifying and studying all existingstudies on a topic to create a basis for new researchOperational definitions:specific explanations of abstract concepts that a researcherplans to studyParticipant observation:immersion by a researcher in a group or social setting in order

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