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Seeing ethnographically: teaching ethnography as part of CSCW
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Number of Authors: 5
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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2007, 1. , 20 p.
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-14468OAI: diva2:1035757
Proceedings of ECSCW 2007: 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Work
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