Assignment 2-Food Ethnography
Field Notes Write-Up
1) Take the “jottings” you made during 1.5 hours of observation and type them into an expanded narrative of what you observed (This means that you should write descriptive text of what you observed. You must write in complete sentences). The minimum length for this part of the assignment is 2 single-spaced pages of text. You may include photographs at the end of the document, but these are optional and do not count toward the page requirement.
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2) Perform a preliminary analysis. First, read through your narrative.Identify 4 of your observations of behaviors and/or activities andconnectthem to themes of food and culturethat we have covered in course modules. These themes can be concepts, theories or observations, etc. Discuss each paired observation-themebelow in a separate paragraph (4-5 sentences) and cite relevantcourse materials within your answers as in-text citations using APA format (In-text Citations). One of your four citations may come from a course video, but at least 3 must come from course readings. Include a list of all your references below (see 2a).
2a)List the References you cited above in APA format here (not at the end of the assignment). For information on how to use APA style, visit ASU’s library guides: Reference List;Sample References
3) Write one paragraph (4-5 sentences) minimum reflecting on your position as a researcher. How does your own cultural identity and background affect how you ‘see’ and understand the environment and activities you observed? We all have biases. What are some actual (or possible) biases that you bring to this research?
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Follow Up Questions
4)Imagine that you have been awarded funding to launch a 5-year research study at your restaurant/market/festival. Based on what you observed in your short time at your site, what would you want to know more about and why? In the space below, 1) pose 2 research questions you would follow up on in further researchat your site, and 2) explain your reasoning for posing each question.
Optional: You may insert photographs here, if you would like. IMPORTANT: Please reduce the file size of the photographs before inserting them. Documents over 20MB cannot be processed appropriately and your assignment may not be received.