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ERIC Number: ED461674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
The Realities of Fieldwork.
Kawulich, Barbara B.
This paper presents some insights about the rigors of ethnographic fieldwork gained in the conduct of an ethnographic study of the Muscogee people of Oklahoma (called "Creek" by European settlers). The difficulties and issues discussed include: (1) gaining entry; (2) selection of key informants; (3) ways informants tested the investigator; (4) glitches in the use of technology; (5) mistakes in interacting with an unfamiliar culture; (5) the realities of living in a motel; (6) data coding and analysis in the field; and (7) what it was like to be an outsider. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University of Georgia's Qualitative Interest Group (14th, Athens, GA, January 12-14, 2001).