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Creating an ethnographic research project and cultural practices report
Imagine you are part of a group of student anthropologists tasked with creating an ethnographic research project that will observe and also report the cultural practices, beliefs, values, and behaviors of American college students. For this project (and this paper) answer the following questions:
-What resources would be required to observe college students? Where would you observe? What specific types of fieldwork would you use in this ethnographic research project? Use pages 63-71 in your textbook to hone in on these ethnographic methods. Give examples of how you would conduct the fieldwork.
-Would your social position as college student affect this project? How?
-How could you make sure you using objective observation techniques?
-Do you think there would be variation across geographical spaces, for instance, would a college student in New Jersey have different practices/behaviors than one in Nebraska? What do you think might be similar, what might be different?
Please note, you are not actually going to complete this research, but you are using the knowledge from your notes and readings to infer how you might conduct an anthropological research project such as this.
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