ERIC Number: ED360842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Can Applied Linguists Do Ethnographic Interviews?
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, v4 p96-109 1993
Eight subjects who had used "study packs" in their learning of French and Italian were interviewed by colleagues of the teachers who wrote them. This article presents an analysis of attempts at an ethnographic interviewing strategy, entailing an open-ended approach and adoption of an 'outsider' role. A coding system designed to measure 'ethnographicity,' with sample codings and descriptive statistics, is presented, together with subjective analyses of sample interviews. The surprising and highly provisional conclusion is that insider interviews can sometimes achieve similar results to ethnographers, but by rather different means. Contains 4 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For serial publication in which this paper appears, see FL 021 410.