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Vietnam, you’re dead.” Although this interviewee never encountered this soldier after basic training, this abuse left an indelible mark on this man that lasted for decades and contributed to his desire to live in an...
reading” (p. 283). They continue to explain “the assessments should be sufficiently sensitive to
small changes in the student’s reading performance” (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 283). Besides
indicating student growth, progress monitoring...
The purpose of this study was to discover the involvement of college students in service
and explore the enhancement of their learning because of refection, the reason for their choice
for service sites, and whether their...
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2006, para. 9). The key word here is observable. Many practitioners overlook the fact that all aspects of a community are observable. And that they can refer back to humanities’ original roots in anthropology to gain a better...
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embassy required this skill. Unsure of how many informal, formal, telephone, in-person,
and other kinds of interviews I actually performed, I was grateful to have gained the
particular interviewing techniques from preparing for an...
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Dealing with people outside of the community who do not understand the lifestyle or reasons behind living the principle of plural marriage can be very difficult. For some, like Interviewee #3, opening up to outsiders about...
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Table 1 - Results of Student Survey (n = 15)
BB Vista Better Both the Same I-Text Better
Feedback 1 12 2
Navigation 6 5 4
Easier to Understand 4 8 3
Easier in General 4 7 4
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2005, p. 11). So, in conducting this type of study, one of the first things that researchers need to understand is that, “ethnography is not one research approach, but is a qualitative research paradigm that encompasses a...
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us. So, I hope we can accept a wonderful truth - we are
family. We are family, if we could care to believe this
we would realize that to care about the other is not being
altruistic but it is the best form of self-interest. That...
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the priesthood council and tell him that she feels ready to marry. Generally, the woman will have an idea of who she would like to marry and will discuss this with the priesthood leader. She, her priesthood leader, and her...
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contact was synchronous (though they used different words). Further study is necessary to determine in
what ways communication was better with the I-Text system.
The differences in opinion with regard to...
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accurate characterization of behavior than what the respondent likely would have reported.
Ethnographic research then begins at a holistic level where information is recorded on the environmental context of the situation as...
carne safe to hand on Christmas day and was read with much pleasure. We were al very glad to hear of your l improved health and of Aunt Ellen's. 1 sent the SemiWeekly of Oct. lGth to Mrs. John Lunt, and whenever 1 can do anything for you 1 am...
selection on the high school level, 18% of the participants were independent, 32% were instructional, and 45% were frustrated. Even though the same percentage scored on the instructional level for both types of selections, the results varied in...
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Overall ethnography allows a practitioner to learn enough about a community’s culture to understand those processual matters, not products. In other words, the practitioner learns about the community’s thought process,...
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Metaphor…unites reason and imagination. Reason, at the very least,
involves categorization, entailment, and inference. Imagination, in one of
its many aspects, involves seeing one kind of thing in terms of another
2. I do not enjoy math
Figure 4.11 Comparison between March and May, “I do not enjoy math”, Males, Females, Both.
Males disagreed with the statement, “I do not enjoy...
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to handle the things that bother them about another person. Sister-wives do not always get along; when this happens, each woman must evaluate her own needs and work out the issues. Much like interviewee #13, Interviewee #4...
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experiences like “argument” or “the mind,” structural metaphors emerge as the format for
how we understand these ideas. Structural metaphors “allow us…to use one highly
structured and clearly delineated concept to...