- Think about the specific locale where you can observe the discourse community you've chosen to study.
- How is this specific representation of the discourse unique? How is it connected to others like it?
- How will you go about your observations? Do you need permission to observe them? Are you already active in them?
- How can you separate yourself from the discourse in order to observe it objectively?
- I asked for some homework to be done last week, but didn't have time to collect it. Please take a minute to email me your assignments so that I can give you credit for them. If you have them written physically, you can get them to me before you leave class.
- Organize your groups by aspects of Ethnography:
- Aspects of the discourse community:
- Mechanisms of Communication
- Information & Feedback
- Procedural aspects of research:
- Quantitative observations
- Qualitative observations
- Participant (i.e. active) observations
- Non-participant (i.e. passive)] observations
- Work in your teams to plan the interactive aspects of your facilitation.
- You should use the information from your example to demonstrate how ethnography can help us understand the discourses that we participate in.
- Be sure to connect the things you observed in the text to the Ethnography Project for this class!
- Prepare the individual parts of your facilitation
- Be sure to collaborate with your teammates if you have activities that require collaboration!