Nine dimensions

An ethnographic framework to give structure to observations and to ensure the researcher doesn’t miss any important data.

Nine dimensions

4 HOURS - 1 DAY

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TASKS

1. Gather all the information that has been collected so far, and use all insights to do the following steps.
A. Write down what’s the physical space of the eld of research.
B. Write down who the actors are.
C. Write down all the activities performed by the actors.
D. Write down the objects that are relevant and present, or used by the actors.
E. Write down the specific individual actions carried out by the actors.
F. Write down particular occasions that surface from the research.
G. Write down the sequence of events.
H. Write down what the actors’ goals are, what are they trying to accomplish?
I. Write down how the actors feel in given contexts.

WHEN

At any moment when ethnographic research is required.

WHY

To make sure that the research is structured and considers all aspects.

NOTE!

Try to list all the possible answers as completely as possible.

OUTPUT

A comprehensive understanding of the research problem and everything that affects it.

Next

Conduct the research making sure the insights gathered are not overlooked.

Reference

SPRADLEY, James P. Participant observation. 1980./

Nine dimensions

4 HOURS - 1 DAY

An ethnographic framework to give structure to observations and to ensure the researcher doesn’t miss any important data.

TASKS

1. Gather all the information that has been collected so far, and use all insights to do the following steps.
A. Write down what’s the physical space of the eld of research.
B. Write down who the actors are.
C. Write down all the activities performed by the actors.
D. Write down the objects that are relevant and present, or used by the actors.
E. Write down the specific individual actions carried out by the actors.
F. Write down particular occasions that surface from the research.
G. Write down the sequence of events.
H. Write down what the actors’ goals are, what are they trying to accomplish?
I. Write down how the actors feel in given contexts.

WHEN

At any moment when ethnographic research is required.

WHY

To make sure that the research is structured and considers all aspects.

NOTE!

Try to list all the possible answers as completely as possible.

OUTPUT

A comprehensive understanding of the research problem and everything that affects it.

Next

Conduct the research making sure the insights gathered are not overlooked.

Reference

SPRADLEY, James P. Participant observation. 1980./