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ERIC Number: EJ1121270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1916-0666
On Keeping Public Visual Fieldnotes as Reflexive Ethnographic Practice
Burkholder, Casey
McGill Journal of Education, v51 n2 p907-916 2016
These "Notes from the Field" describe one doctoral student's public visual fieldnotes practice during her data collection for her dissertation. In the creation of a public digital space for participants and the public to engage with the fieldnotes through online comments and in-person conversations, this shifts the practice of keeping the researcher's initial thoughts private and separate from the research participants. In an attempt to address a critique of her own Master's work, and the potentially exclusionary practice of private fieldnotes writing in participatory research, the piece raises questions about positionality and ethical concerns in relation to a digital archive of public visual fieldnotes as reflexive ethnographic practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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