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FIRST PART

Ethnography

You will choose a topic and field site and conduct 10 hours of observation and notetaking there. Each individual member of a group must also complete 10 hours of observation and notetaking. Also note that if you are working in a group you must take notes at the same field site. The paper will report on the results of your analysis of these fieldnotes. It will address:

  • What your topic and field site are and what is interesting about them
  • What you expected to find when you went out into the field (e.g. your hypothesis)

o Provide a path diagram that reflects your expectations• How you did your research, including:

o How you took notes (e.g. what you focused on, how you positioned yourself)
o What kind of adjustments you made as your research progressed (e.g. did you realize you

were wrong? did you focus on something new after a few hours of fieldwork?)o What your coding process was in the analysis phase

• What your findings were
o Identify 2-3 themes in your data
o Be sure to provide 4-5 excerpts from your fieldnotes as evidence
o Do they confirm your initial suspicions? Or do they move in another direction?

• How strong/weak you think your study’s internal and external validity happens to be
o Note: If you do your ethnography and linear model on the same topic you can certainly

provide an assessment that takes both into account.• A conclusion that includes:

o What you would do differently, and what you would do the same, if you could do the research over again

o What further research you could do to add to your findings

Second part:

Linear model

The second part of the project involves analyzing survey data with a linear model. Don’t worry, the stats will be taken care of for you. Your job is to look through the three surveys on the course website and identify a dependent variable and four independent variables that you would like included in the model. Instructions will be provided for how to go about this. Afterwards you will interpret the results and compare it to your initial expectations. Be sure to include:

  • What your topic and is and what is interesting about it
  • What you expected to find when you started (e.g. your hypothesis)

o Identify which variables are your dependent and independent variables

o Provide a path diagram that reflects your expectations• Information about the data you used, including:

o Which survey you relied on

o Which questions/variables you took from that survey

  • Whether you think the sample is good, and why (all the surveys have random samples, so workfrom that)
  • What your findings were

o Include at least 2 relevant tables from the analysis that was provided to you
o Explain what the “beta coefficients” represent in your case, and whether they are

statistically significant
o Which statistical relationships (between an independent variable and your dependent

variable) you are confident in
• How strong/weak you think your study’s internal and external validity happens to be

o Note: If you do your ethnography and linear model on the same topic you can certainly provide an assessment that takes both into account.

o A conclusion that includes:

  • ▪ What you would do differently, and what you would do the same, if you could do theresearch over again
  • ▪ What further research you could do to add to your findings

Please answer all of the questions per paragraph

for example:

  • 1.What your topic and field site are and what is interesting about them
  • answer is XXXXXXXXX
  • What you expected to find when you went out into the field (e.g. your hypothesis)
  • o Provide a path diagram that reflects your expectations

    answer is XXXXX

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