From the category archives:

Ethnography

YouTube, Qualitative Research & Ethnography

November 3, 2008

Tweet Interesting intersections between YouTube, qual research and ethnography. Visual observations and reporting have always been very powerful in research.  Some recent explorations and projects around this: YouTube as a Qualitative Research Asset: Reviewing User Generated Videos as Learning Resources by: Ronald J. Chenail, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida [Source: The Weekly Qualitative Report […]

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Blogs for Market Research

May 13, 2008

Tweet We’re now working with another tech company on a research project which will include blogging and the use of twitter for both participants and researchers who are located all over the world.  Some issues we’re grappling with: how much coaching and of what kind is required for those participants who are not actively using […]

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Virtual Ethnography Thoughts

May 13, 2008

Tweet Thought I’d share something we worked on last year – almost at the same time Twitter came into its own. and before we thought up Twitter for Ethnography. We spent some time developing an SMS-Blog research prototype with Srinivas Mogalapalli at Netcore (Rajesh Jain’s company), built upon the MyToday SMS platform. This was a […]

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Learning to be … through Learning Journeys

February 1, 2008

Tweet Mahatma Gandhi once said: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” My recent experience with the Learning Journey we organised for Clients actually reinforced to me that given the right balance of content with experiential immersions and a focus on ‘how’ learning would take place, learning-to-be can begin even […]

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Twitter for Ethnography

February 1, 2008

Tweet There’s a discussion on at the anthrodesign group around how best to approach a diary project. An excerpt from the initial query: “We’ll be fielding a diary study trying to understand people’s initial experiences with a new mobile phone, particularly understanding the set up experience and the first few days of use. We are […]

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My week on a Learning Journey

January 14, 2008

Tweet I am just back from a week-long Learning Journey my colleague Shubhangi and I organised for a group of 10 very senior health-care professionals from the US who are on a Futures Task Force … it was intensive, immersive and really very rewarding. It’s been a Learning Journey for all of us – we […]

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Friends of my blog …

December 18, 2007

Tweet There’s nothing like blog friends to make you feel guilty about ignoring your blog!!!!! Stuart first slaps his own wrist makes his affirmations a couple of days ago, Aparna pings me today with a one-liner in her sign-off on a quick chat we had today: “ok gotto go now – will talk more about […]

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links for 2007-11-05

November 5, 2007

Tweet Punk Planning: From the heart, not the head – Research in Asia Bookmarked to read later in detail and share my views with Charles Firth who’s had some bad experiences researching in Asia, and raises some interesting issues around the impact culture has on qualitative research methods. We’ve had to train our ‘foreign’ clients […]

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A Vision of Students (in the US) Today – Digital Ethnography

October 18, 2007

Tweet A new video from Mike Wesch, who had earlier made the fab video, The Machine is Us/ing Us. Mike Wesch’s videos explore mediated culture, seeking to merge the ideas of Media Ecology and Cultural Anthropology. In a blog post describing this video, Prof Wesch says: It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how […]

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