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ERIC Number: EJ1150620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Return Interviews and Long Engagements with Ethnographic Informants
Tobin, Joseph; Hayashi, Akiko
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v48 n3 p318-327 Sep 2017
This paper uses examples from research conducted in preschools in Japan, China, and the United States to illustrate the features and virtues of return interviews with informants with whom ethnographers have long research engagements. Return interviews and long research engagements are powerful research strategies that help the ethnographers ask more insightful questions and make more sense of informants' replies, informants better understand the researchers and their agenda, and the research to achieve a more diachronic perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Japan; China
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