Ethnographic Research Methods
Ethnographic Research Methods Anthropology 130
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Ethnographic Research Methods (Fieldwork) Quantitative Research Methods: used for science Qualitative Research Methods: much more openended Anthropologists focus more on qualitative methods of research Participant Observation Participate in the culture and make observations Interviews Informal Conversations SemiStructured Interviews Structured Interviews Survey Research: Random samples, variables CloseEnded Questions: you close down the response vs. OpenEnded Questions: you can get a whole variety of answers (what, when, where, why, how) Variations on Interviews Genealogical Method (Kinship Charts) Life Historiesask someone to tell you the course of their life Ethno historywhat does history look like from the grassroots perspective? Key Cultural Consultants (Also called: Informants) People who have a lot of knowledge and people who introduce you to people whom you might want to interview Research Ethics Informed Consent you need to get a subject’s permission to interview them Interpretation of the Data Gathered Emic categories (used by the people interviewed) o Look for key words that people keep using Etic categories (used by the ethnographer) Formulating the Research Questions Obtaining funding Conducting the Research Interpreting the Research Publishing the Results All affected by: The Subject Position(s) of the Ethnographer(s) Country of origin (region, community) Class Raceethnicity Gender Sexual Orientation Age Life Experiences Social Theories Current at the Time Research Conducted Academic training of the ethnographer Interactions That Occurred During Fieldwork How people being researched choose to represent themselves to the ethnographer How the ethnographer represents himself (or herself) and interprets interactions during the fieldwork and later when writing up the results. Historical Events Before (and During) the Research Types of Studies: Community Studies (was very common when Anthropology first started) Comparative (or Multisited) Studies (comparing several different research sites) ProblemOriented Research (trying to solve/investigate a specific problem) Longitudinal Research (had a long term relationship with Tongans; she can establish a long term relationship with them and collect data) Team Research (working with a team on a certain project)
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