Thinking Points: Two written thinking points (up to three single-spaced pages, with paragraph breaks). Thinking points are to address a specific question or questions (outlined in the syllabus) or simply to critically review the readings for the topic of the week.
the reading fr this week is:
How ethnography can illuminate what is going on in and across organizations and venues: Spradley, James P., The Ethnographic Interview, pp. 17-21, 25-39, and 58-77.
Schutt, R. K., â€œQualitative methods: observing, participating, listening,â€ ch. 8 in Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Social Research, 3rd ed., (Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2001), pp. 263-325.
GAO Report: Ethnographic Studies Can Inform Agenciesâ€™ Actions, (especially pp. 1-14), March 2003, . https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03455.pdf
Further resources: Schensul, Stephen L., Schensul, Jean J., and Le Compte, Margaret. â€œEssential Ethnographic Methods,â€ Ethnographerâ€™s Toolkit 2, Altamira Press, 1999, pp. 69-89.
Thinking points: How do the words and metaphors we use to think and communicate shape how we perceive the world and thereby enable or constrain certain types of action? How does the framing of public policy questions/debates affect the actions that are taken?