Assignment 2: LASA 1: Naturalistic Observations and Evaluation
Conducting an ethnographic study is a fun way of gathering research about your social environment. You may have done an ethnography before without really being aware of it. In a small way, this assignment recreates what ethnographers do when they visit a new community to conduct research.
Complete the following:
Next, write a paper documenting and analyzing your observations of the location.
Your observation notes should specifically include the following:
Include the following in your analysis:
In your analysis, be sure to draw upon your observations to support your conclusions.
In the appendix of your paper, include the following:
Write a 3-4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.
By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.
Grading CriteriaMaximum Points
Documented observations for a total of two hours, at two different times in a public establishment on all required details such as dates, times, interactions.
Drew conclusions based on observations.Wrote an analysis summary on all required details such as relationships observed, your reactions, comparison to other establishments.
Created a sketch of the layout of the establishment as an appendix.
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