Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2394
Title: Seeing Ethnographically: Teaching ethnography as part of CSCW
Authors: Brown, Barry
Lundin, Johan
Rost, Mattias
Lymer, Gustav
Holmquist, Lars Erik
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2007: Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 431-447
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: While ethnography is an established part of CSCW research, teaching and learning ethnography presents unique and distinct challenges. This paper discusses a study of fieldwork and analysis amongst a group of students learning ethnography as part of a CSCW & design course. Studying the students’ practices we explore fieldwork as a learning experience, both learning about fieldsites as well as learning the practices of ethnography. During their fieldwork and analysis the students used a wiki to collaborate, sharing their field and analytic notes. From this we draw lessons for how ethnography can be taught as a collaborative analytic process and discuss extensions to the wiki to better support its use for collaborating around fieldnotes. In closing we reflect upon the role of learning ethnography as a practical hands on – rather than theoretical – pursuit.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-1-84800-031-5_22
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2394
ISBN: 978-1-84800-031-5
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Limerick, Ireland
metadata.mci.conference.date: 24-28 September 2007
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