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by essimmons
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: Standards for publication
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Standards for publication

David's questions are a good reminder of the importance of this process. The lack of guidance and clarity around what kinds of standards journals will use for ethnography is creating real anxiety among graduate students in particular. A number are afraid to employ the method as they are worried they...
by essimmons
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Best practices in interpretive Social Science?

I think Jillian raises an important set of questions and agree that clearly explaining how the work that we do is transparent is critical. Sometimes this means taking more time that we might like in our work to explain, as Jillian notes, how we got access to research sites and how we made choices in...
by essimmons
Sat May 14, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1975

Re: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?

For many of the scholars with whom I have discussed questions of transparency in the past few months it does, indeed, seem to mean some kind of commitment to replicability. For ethnographers this simply makes little sense, for precisely the reasons outlined above. Positionality matters enormously in...
by essimmons
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: A pointless DA-RT
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: A pointless DA-RT

You make a number of excellent points, Daragh. My own understanding of one of the motivations for DA-RT (though I may be wrong) was a desire to increase the stature of qualitative methods in the discipline through addressing questions of transparency and rigor. As you point out the current proposal ...
by essimmons
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: research in non-democratic countries
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: research in non-democratic countries

Thank you for sharing your comments. You raise critical questions and I agree with your concerns.

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