Research Methodology on Steve Striffer at the Chicken Factory

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Research Methodology Paper 2

Steve Striffler, a social scientist, conducted participant observation research in a chicken factory in Springdale, Arkansas. After reading Striffler’s passage and summary, it is implied that Striffler’s undercover research wasn’t exactly how he expected it to be. When Striffler first arrived at the factory there was confusion as to why he wanted a job in the chicken processing factory. Going undercover allowed Striffler to experience the behind scenes of issues that occur inside the chicken factory.
One sociological concept that can analyze Steve Striffler’s participant observation experience is discrimination. Discrimination is the harsh treatment one receives from another person or group.
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Research Methodology Paper 2

Steve Striffler, a social scientist, conducted participant observation research in a chicken factory in Springdale, Arkansas. After reading Striffler’s passage and summary, it is implied that Striffler’s undercover research wasn’t exactly how he expected it to be. When Striffler first arrived at the factory there was confusion as to why he wanted a job in the chicken processing factory. Going undercover allowed Striffler to experience the behind scenes of issues that occur inside the chicken factory.
One sociological concept that can analyze Steve Striffler’s participant observation experience is discrimination. Discrimination is the harsh treatment one receives from another person or group. According to the passage, “There have always been two harineros, one for each line. However, Michael. . . recently decided to run both lines with only one harinero. He [does this] with virtually all the on-line jobs. . . . This downsizing has been going on throughout the plant,” shows the discrimination being portrayed by Michael. Michael feels as though he can do the job by himself and by being there longer than others who are being hired, he shows dominance over the roles to be taken. Knowingly, he is unable to take on the role of the job description by himself and instead of getting helping from Striffler or other employees he chooses to selfishly take on the roles by himself.
Ethnocentrism is another concept that can be

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