The Site Study: Ethnography from Start to Finish

Event time: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:30am
Gordon Parks Room, Room 201 See map
81 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Speaker: Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology, Yale University

This session focuses on how to “make sense” of one’s field work experience and then to represent it as an ethnographic document. While engaging in field work, the ethnographer collects data, makes observations, and writes a series of field notes and conceptual memos. The field worker then works to produce an account–a meaningful description of the “local knowledge” and “shared understandings” of the people of the social setting, including what they say and what they do together there–that ultimately contributes to the existing literature, or to “what is known.”

Open to: 
General Public