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Doing Ethnographic Research
Activities and Exercises

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Ethnography

November 2019 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This workbook is loaded with exercises, how-to sections and checklists, all designed to serve as a supplemental support for students to apply the principles and concepts learned from the textbook it accompanies. With instructions and explanations written in a conversational style, it will help the student understand why the assignments are being used, why the skills they are developing are relevant and how the exercises relate to the textbook content.

INSTRUCTORS! Doing Ethnographic Research: Activities and Exercises by Kimberly Kirner and Jan Mills is FREE when you bundle with the core text, Introduction to Ethnographic Research: A Guide for Anthropology. Use bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-9989-8
 
1. The Basics of Research Design
Activity 1.1, Ways of Knowing (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 1.2, Identifying Researchers’ Approach  
Activity 1.3, Dependent and Independent Variables  
Activity 1.4, Variables, Indicators, and Values  
Activity 1.5, Operationalizing Definitions  
Activity 1.6, Research Interest Reflection  
Activity 1.7, Finding a Topic: Your Research Project  
Chapter 1 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 1  
 
2. Ethics
Activity 2.1, Personal Ethics Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 2.2, Operationalizing AAA Code of Ethics  
Activity 2.3, Exploring Relationships of Responsibility  
Activity 2.4, Ethical Dilemmas  
Activity 2.5, Research Design Decisions: Recruitment  
Activity 2.6, Research Design Decisions: Positionality  
Activity 2.7, Research Design Decisions: Risk Assessment and Management  
Chapter 2 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 2  
 
3. Sampling
Activity 3.1, Personal Sampling Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 3.2, Cultural Data vs. Individual Attribute Data  
Activity 3.3, Non-Probability Sampling Plans  
Activity 3.4, Critiquing the Choice of Informants  
Activity 3.5, Probability Sampling Plans  
Activity 3.6, Sampling Frames  
Activity 3.7, Research Design Decisions: Sampling Plan  
Chapter 3 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 3  
 
4. Participant Observation
Activity 4.1, Participant Observation Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 4.2, Showing, Not Telling  
Activity 4.3, Reflexivity  
Activity 4.4, Introductory Participant Observation  
Activity 4.5, Research Design Decisions: Anticipating Field Challenges and Planning for Where/When/How/What  
Activity 4.6, Research Project: Participant Observation - Jottings  
Chapter 4 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 4  
 
5. Writing Field Notes
Activity 5.1, Writing Field Notes Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 5.2, Correcting Pitfalls  
Activity 5.3, Selection: Inscribing Reality  
Activity 5.4, Presentation: Inscribing Reality  
Activity 5.5, Analytical Commentaries  
Activity 5.6, Research Project: Writing Field Notes  
Activity 5.7, Autoethnography  
Chapter 5 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 5, Activity 5.6  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 5, Activity 5.7  
 
6. Interviewing
Activity 6.1, Interviewing Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 6.2, Correct Interview Questions  
Activity 6.3, Construct Interview Guide for Peer Interviews  
Activity 6.4, Construct Informed Consent Form for Peer Interviews  
Activity 6.5, Peer Interviews  
Activity 6.6, Research Design Decisions: Preparing Interview Guide and Consent Form  
Activity 6.7, Research Project: Interviews  
Chapter 6 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 6  
 
7. Coding and Analysis
Activity 7.1, Coding and Analysis Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 7.2, Abbreviating, Coding, and Analysis  
Activity 7.3, Inductive vs Deductive  
Activity 7.4, Manifest vs. Latent Content  
Activity 7.5, Content Analysis of TV Shows  
Activity 7.6, Practicing Grounded Theory  
Activity 7.7, Research Project: Coding and Analysis Using Grounded Theory  
Activity 7.8, Writing Ethnographic Narrative  
Chapter 7 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 7, Activity 7.7  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 7, Activity 7.8  
 
8. Surveys and Mixed Methods Design
Activity 8.1, Reflections on User Experience Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 8.2, Mixed Methods Design  
Activity 8.3, Triangulation  
Activity 8.4, Practicing Constructing Survey Questions  
Activity 8.5, Practicing Survey Distribution Decisions  
Activity 8.6, Practicing Survey Data Analysis  
Activity 8.7, Research Design Decisions: Constructing Survey Questions  
Activity 8.8, Research Design Decisions: Preparing a Survey and Consent Page  
Activity 8.9, Research Project: Survey Data Collection, Analysis, and Write-Up  
Chapter 8 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 8, Activity 8.9  
 
9. Cultural Domains: Modeling Cognition and Knowledge
Activity 9.1, My Taxonomies and Cultural Models Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 9.2, Practicing Folk Taxonomy Study Design  
Activity 9.3, Practicing Folk Taxonomy Data Collection and Analysis  
Activity 9.4, Practicing Cultural Models Study Design  
Activity 9.5, Practicing Cultural Model Data Collection and Analysis  
Activity 9.6, Practicing Decision Models Study Design  
Activity 9.7, Practicing Decision Models Data Collection and Analysis  
Activity 9.8, Research Design Decisions: Cultural Domains Study  
Activity 9.9, Research Project: Cultural Domain Study  
Chapter 9 Reflection  
 
10. Indirect Observation: Material Culture and Using Archives or Media
Activity 10.1, My Indirect Observation Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 10.2, Practicing Visual and Material Culture Study Design  
Activity 10.3, Practicing Visual and Material Culture Collection and Analysis  
Activity 10.4, Practicing Diary Study Design  
Activity 10.5, Practicing Diary Study Collection and Analysis  
Activity 10.6, Practicing Archival Study Design  
Activity 10.7, Practicing Archival Study Collection and Analysis  
Activity 10.8, Research Design Decisions: Selecting an Indirect Observation Study  
Activity 10.9, Research Project: Indirect Observation Study  
Chapter 10 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 10, Activity 10.9  
 
11. Behavior and Context: Mapping and Passive Direct Observation
Activity 11.1, Behavior and Context Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 11.2, Practicing Participatory Mapping Study Design  
Activity 11.3, Practicing Participatory Mapping  
Activity 11.4, Practicing Mobility Mapping  
Activity 11.5, Continuous Monitoring: Creating an Ethogram  
Activity 11.6, Continuous Monitoring: Using an Ethogram and Writing  
Activity 11.7, Research Design Decisions: Selecting a Behavior and Context Study  
Activity 11.8, Research Project: Behavior and Context Study  
Chapter 11 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 11, Activity 11.8  
 
12. Putting It All Together: Culminating Experiences
Activity 12.1, Integrating Skills Self-Evaluation (Personal Reflection)  
Activity 12.2, Human Subjects Protocol for Institutional Review Board  
Activity 12.3, Grant Proposal  
Activity 12.4, Technical Report  
Activity 12.5, Paper Presentation  
Activity 12.6, Poster Presentation  
Chapter 12 Reflection  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 12, Activity 12.3  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 12, Activity 12.4  
Self- or Peer-Assessment for Chapter 12, Activity 12.5  

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