Homework due Aug 7th
Instead of exercise 5.1 you will need to conduct an ethnographic study. If you were not in class on July 31st you will need to go to a public setting (such as a coffee shop, restaurant, bookstore etc.); one that you have not been to before. You will need to take fieldnotes for a half hour or longer.
List of Important things to inclulde in Notes- Chiseri-Strater and Sunstein (1997)
Date, time, and place of observation
Specific facts, numbers, details of what happens at the site
Sensory impressions: sights, sounds, textures, smells, tastes
Personal responses to the fact of recording fieldnotes
Specific words, phrases, summaries of conversations, and insider language
Questions about people or behaviors at the site for future investigation
Page numbers to help keep observations in order
You will be turning in your fieldnotes so keep that in mind.
You need to type a two page paper about your fieldwork. That does not include your field notes which need to be included.
Tell a story about your fieldwork. Your experience with fieldwork. What issues or problems did you have? What would you do differently next time? What did you miss?