Writing an Ethnography
There are many ways of writing a good ethnographic/field research paper. This is step 12 of a 12 step process, outlined by Spradley, that will lead you to your final project for this course: Your Written Ethnography. Following the 12 steps outlined in this course will give you an introduction to several of the components of en ethnographic paper to ensure that your readers understand what you are doing and that you are doing justice to the information your participants provided.
Before you start writing ask yourself: Who is my audience? Who do I want to read this? What do I want them to get out of this? What position am I going to take? Do I want to be distanced (3rd Person) or do I want to be more involved (1st person). Enjoy this project. You will find that this will prove to be a great learning experience when you begin you Doctoral Project.
Read carefully Step 12 complete the tasks as required and submit your work. Contact your Mentor if you need some ideas on this activity.
Submit your task list, field notes and observations as an assignment outlining specific finding for inclusion into your final project. Explain your activities and what significance you completed in this activity for your final project. Make sure there are plenty of detailed field notes available within your selected tasks to formulate some conclusive commentary for your research project and presentation.
As part of your Step 12 process comment to date on any readings from the CO text book and the applicability of the topics covered especially in applications to the dimensional characteristics reviewed. Expand on the subject of organization culture and how you will investigate and comment upon that in your research mission. Provide a complete list of as many cultural inventory items as possible for your research.
Design an Ethnographic manuscript suitable for journal publication
Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology