An ethnographic diary study

Hall, Graham (2008) An ethnographic diary study. English Language Teaching Journal, 62 (2). pp. 113-122. ISSN 0951-0893

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccm088

Abstract

This article examines a small-scale ethnographic survey of a single classroom. Drawing on the collected data, the discussion focuses on some of the problems encountered whilst collecting and interpreting data through self-report diaries. Amongst the issues considered are the perceptions of teachers and learners and their ability to articulate these perceptions, revealing that key assumptions need to be made explicit before appropriate conclusions can be drawn from the data. The article also discusses how variation within the data might be the result of the specific diary approach developed. The article concludes positively, however, suggesting that explicit recognition of these difficulties can still lead to fruitful, localized approaches to the data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnology
Subjects: R900 Others in European Languages, Literature and related subjects
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 12:50
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/435

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