Ethnographic research is the scientific description of specific human cultures, foreign to the ethnographer. Each ethnographer has his or her own way of conducting research and all of these different ideas can be transmitted and understood in a number of different ways. Because there is no one set idea of how an ethnographer should go about his or her research, conflicts arise. In Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco, Paul Rabinow uses a story like process to discuss his experiences during his research in Morocco. This makes it easier for the reader to understand his ideas then just having a technical book about the many different aspects of Moroccan life that he may have discovered. In Writing Culture: the Poetics and Politics of
While conducting my ethnography I have interviewed five All-Girl members, and four Coed members of the Spirit program. By interviewing one more All-Girl members I hope to even out my biases due to being a part of the Coed team. Yet, before defining the differences found between the two teams, I will share the apparent similarities. Both teams show strong linguistic accommodations which I have observed at numerous appearances, such as changing the way one would speak due to their audience. When present at an appearance all members of the Spirit program are expected to intermingle and socialize with attendees. During the course of this exchange it became apparent that accommodating for the age of audience drastically changed the way the team members spoke. For example, when Jules Wazny was speaking to an elderly man she reduced the tempo at which she spoke and asked questions about the game and respectfully shook his hand; yet when she was speaking to a child she spoke in a higher pitch tone, offered the child her poms to play with, and asked questions such as how old the child was. These actions represent convergence, changing ones language to better fit the style of the recipient, which was not only found with All-Girl Cheerleader Jules Wazny, but also throughout the program. An example from a Coed member was Vivi Benbrook changing how she spoke with a middle age male, in a calm and respectful manor asking questions of the game such as where his seats where, and if he thought we were going to win. Contrast this to when she spoke to an elderly women, she used a higher pitch when asking if she was excited, and telling her to stay warm in this cold weather. All members, once wearing affiliated attire, whether it is practice gear,
This is my first time that I come to New York, so I am curious about many things in this new place, such as the famous resorts, and the people here. As we know, the Times Square is very famous in New York. When I was in China, I hope I can visit Times Square, because I saw Times Square was very great in some of the opening of American series. Now, I am in New York, and I have enough chances to visit Times Square whenever I want. In there, it gives me a new horizon to understand the culture that is different from China.
Imagine a trip to one of the most beautiful mountain sceneries in the world. Now imagine that this scenic trip also includes sporting entertainment and historic landmarks. Welcome to the mountains of the Pyrenees. There is absolutely nothing to lose and possibly everything to gain by booking a summer vacation to this realm of marvelous and beautiful land. The Pyrenees is an exquisite range of mountains located in southwestern Europe. This intensely beautiful mountain range is the barrier dividing Spain and France. It is approximately 21,380 square miles and contains parts of twelve French and Spanish provinces. Discover the beautiful significance of the Pyrenees National Park. Witness the historical thrilling events of the Tour de France as it passes through the Pyrenees route.
A norm is a socially expected behavior that may change based on a person, place, or situation. An agency is a freedom of choice. For my ethnographic research, I have to observe a public place in which people commonly interact with each other. A public place that stood out to me was the Lockwood library third floor. I chose this location because it is not similar to a usual library, it is the complete opposite. Libraries enforce strict rules like no eating and no talking. Lockwood floor three says otherwise. The floor is filled with long tables that can seat around twenty people each. Ironically, there are no bookcases on this floor, just tables everywhere. There is one group study room on this floor which can be reserved by students which is the size of an average classroom.
The site chosen for this ethnographical study was The Square on downtown Arcata, California. This location was selected based on what we speculate is an increased population of transient individuals. Many Humboldt State University students and faculty are represented in this area due to its close proximity. The question this study will address the question of what it means to be a member of the transient community and how it is that they interact with the permanent residents or students of Arcata. This question will be examined by analyzing information collected in the field while observing and interviewing members of transient and non-transient populations.
The purpose of this study was to see how high intensity interval training alter ATP in maximal muscle contractions. This study consisted of young eight men who performed six series of repeated 30 s all out sprints on an ergometer (Larsen, Maynard, & Kent, 2014). The purpose of an ergometer is to measure the amount of work is used to perform this task. All of the participants were students at University of Massachusetts who volunteered to participate in this study. Ages ranged from 27. 0 ± 3.4 years, no participates was currently participating in any regular exercise program. No participates were on any type of medication or vitamin to help
Our memories often time embellish the memories we once had of such great people, places, times, and etc. We live these times up to standard that makes us reminisce, hurt, contemplate and so much more. The power of a photograph has been described to have worth a thousand words, metaphorically meaning of course, that what an image can capture in one instance, something that may not ever be captured through words. For too many centuries we have been without, what many of us now take for granted, the photograph. What we capture in a picture, has much more value than we often time see in our commercials, people, places, they tell a story to the ignorant, paint a picture for blind, give the deaf something to listen to, and so much more.
The qualitative research article that I chose is "Managing Patients With Heart Failure: A Qualitative Study of Multidisciplinary Teams with Specialist Heart Failure Nurses" conducted by Glogowska et al. (2015). This study utilized an ethnographic research which explored the perceptions and experiences of 24 health care practitioners working with heart failure nurse specialists and their impact on decreasing unplanned readmissions and improving patient outcomes. A qualitative in-depth interview was conducted across primary, secondary and community care with difficult to manage heart failure patients in 3 different locations in England.
Right now violence and discrimination are happening between different cultures across the world. The lack of understanding and compassion to live among each other besides our differences has caused a clash in cultures, or contact zones. Every day a culture is being limited and belittled due to the perception of what others think it is. For thousands of years misinterpretations and stereotypes have been made about different cultures. During slavery, Africans were seen as uneducated, savage, and uncivilized because of their differences from American culture. Although the Africans had an entire culture established before America was even discovered, they were still seen as the “other”.
Everybody needs to live somewhere, and wild animals are no different. As winter weather approaches, it is a good idea to take a look around your home in Bergen County NJ and make sure you aren't unknowingly inviting the local wildlife to come and stay with you. Peruse your property and look for potential trouble spots that might appear as welcome mats to unwanted critters. If you find them, fix the problem before the weather turns any colder.
Throughout the years of a child going into adulthood the child behaves the way they thoughtlessly choose. Poor decision making is a part of this transition which can eventually lead to things such as an increase in unprotected sex, destructive behavior and even substance abuse in some cases (“Jaeger”). In this article Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, also known as fMRI, studies have been “completed to divulge the certain mechanisms located in the brain that underlie the cause of this typical inhibitory control limitations with the developmental period” (“Jaeger”). The goal of this article was to get people to understand some of the features of a healthy brain in youth today and why there is a reduced inhibitory control capacity among these adolescents. The youth in this study had lower activity in numerous brain regions that were associated with inhibitory control. The activity that was found in these regions might underlie the lower inhibitory control that is related to the developmental period up until adulthood (“Jaeger”).
The article by Peter Benson (2008) takes place in North Carolina where there were 16 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in order to understand the agriculture workers who worked on tobacco farms. The purpose of the article is to expose farm labor conditions since the conditions have remained hidden from the public. The farmworkers of the fields experience low wages, poverty, limited access to healthcare, as well as a constant fear of deportation. Their migrant housing was in deplorable conditions. Farm labors are among the worst housed group in the U.S. The fact that farmworker camps were located in very rural and isolated areas basically invisible to the general public creates suffering, disease, and often times were overlooked because
Seeking to understand the meaning that is produced in the 4th grade classroom as students interact with each other on a regular basis, an ethnographic approached was pursued. According to Creswell (2013), “ethnography is a design of inquiry coming from anthropology and sociology in which the researcher studies the shared patterns of behaviors, language, and actions of an intact cultural group in a natural setting over a prolonged period of time” (p. 14). Using ethnography as a methodology is appropriate for this study as I sought to gain a holistic picture of the everyday experiences of the 4th grade students, an intact cultural group, in their natural setting, their classroom.
Four crucial elements can be found in the external sources, one of them which is ethnography research. It generally includes watching target users in the realisic and naural setting, as opposed to in the artificial environment, or a focus group. The goal is to assemble an understanding of people's lives, their day-to-day activities, how they use the things they have, or what are their desires and needs in their professional, or everyday lives. Second element is observing technology changes, which consists out of process of invention, innovation and diffusion of technology or processes. Third element are macro trends and shifts. Macro-trend is a large-scale, sustained shift in whatever is being measured. Fourth and final element is keeping track