Chapter 2-4 – Bailey (Xmas)

Eugene Christmas

June 29th, 2013

Chapter 2-4 – Bailey – Important Points – Quotes

Chp 2 – General – “Simply stated, field research is the systematic study of ordinary activities in the settings in which they occur. Its primary goal is to understand these activities and what they mean to those who engage in them. To gain this understanding, field researchers collect data by interacting with, listening to, and observing people during the course of their daily lives, usually in some self-contained setting, such as an elementary school classroom, a street corner, a car dealership, or a public housing community.”

“Specific – Field research* is the systematic study, primarily through long-term, faceto-face interactions and observations, of everyday life. A primary goal of field research is to understand daily life from the perspectives of people in a setting or social group of interest to the researcher. Field research is classified as a longitudinal research design because data collection can take a long time—usually months or years.”

“Naturalistic Setting, purpose of research and research questions, unstructured and semi structured interviews, conversational analysis, coding, paradigms, status characteristics or demographics.”

Chp 3 – Informed consent, deception, confidentiality, Code of Ethics, Institutional Review Boards, A guide to qualitative field research…(you should all review the aspects of it)

Chp 4 – Primary seven topics

Paradigms, Theory, Tradition of Inquiry, Methodology, Methods, Data Analysis, and Final Manuscript.

Reflexivity is, in part, critically thinking about how one’s status characteristics,

values, and history, as well as the numerous choices one has made during the research, affect the results. As a result of the reflections, sometimes the researcher takes action, such as asking for assistance with some parts of the research or changing some facet of the research design.

Reviewing Jigsaw Activity – Divide class into four groups to review the topics below (3-4 minutes) to discuss the major points and rank the 3 most important. Each group will then have one person report on the most important points from their group.

Positive Paradigm – page 50

Interpretive Paradigm – page 53

Critical Paradigm – page 55

Role of and What is Theory – page 57

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