Lisa Russell's Ethnographic Fieldwork Research Paper by Peter Pen

Lisa Russell's Ethnographic Fieldwork
An analysis of the research methods used by Lisa Russell in her ethnographic fieldwork.
# 91500 | 1,532 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2007
Published on Jan 24, 2007 in Ethnic Studies (Modern) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper analyzes Lisa Russell's ethnographic fieldwork. The paper describes her work as both descriptive and interpretive because of her emphasis on detail and the way that she determines the significance of what she observes without gathering broad, statistical information. The paper also explores processes central to doing research and to developing as a researcher, as shown by Russell in her research.

Table of Contents:
Reflexivity of Research

From the Paper:

"Kulik (1995) argued that "an erotic subjective does things." Kulik believed that "desire (age/sex) experienced in the field seems often to provoke questions that otherwise easily remain unasked, or that only get asked in a rarefied manner" (p. 5). Lisa used age/sex to take advantage of opportunities of common experiences (p. 194) .Age shapes perceptions of the body and its transitions, and informs the language that individuals deploy to speak. Due to her age the students felt, that she would have a fair stance of understanding them. Lisa uses her age to mirror her memories as a teenager and would engulf in participative conversation relating to common issues .She uses her sex as a tool to deploy their underlying emotions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Antonio C. La Pastina. (2006) The Implications of anEthnographer's Sexuality 12(4):724-725
  • Bloor, M. (1978) 'On the Analysis of Observational Data: A Discussion of the Worth and Uses of Induction Techniques and Respondent Validation', Sociology 12(3):545-552.
  • Clandinin, D. J. and Connelly, S. M. (1994) 'Personal Experience Methods', in N.K
  • Edwards, R. (1993) 'An Education in Interviewing: Placing the Researcher and the Research', in C. Renzetti and R. Leeds Researching Sensitive Topics, pp. 181-196.London: Sage
  • Giddens, A. (1991) The Consequences of Modernity. Cambridge: Polity Press.

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