As a relatively new communication scholar, you may have been intrigued with the methods described with the interpretive approach in studying human communication. It takes such an individualized, specific look at the field of human communication. For this assignment, you will fill out a short worksheet explaining the results of an ethnographic study, or an ethnography. You may recall that in this type of study, researchers actively engage with participants while they are collecting their research. So, they observe participants and also interview them while they are immersed in their culture.
To complete the assignment, go to library databases (https://library.kennesaw.edu/index.php). In the library databases, you should use "ethnography or ethnographic" as search words in the Advanced Search function. The library staff is always ready to help if you have not searched the database for a journal article yet in your college studies.
Search one of the following subjects (and, be sure to click through a few pages of results until you see a study that interests you personally):
- communication at work and ethnography
- nonverbal communication and ethnography
- intercultural communication and ethnographic study
Once you identify an article that shares about a particular ethnographic study that was conducted, read the entire article. Complete and upload the attached worksheet in the related assignment folder in D2L by the unit deadline. Worksheets turned in using the Pages word processing app will not be graded and will earn 0 points.
Remember, you are being graded on clarity and correctness. Because this is a type of "professional writing," spelling and grammar always count! As far as format, for this unit, you may simply type/fill-in the answers on the worksheet.