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  • #3630
    Donovan Williams
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    Is there a particular outline for the chapters in an ethnographic study?

    #3636
    Alice MacGillivray
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    I have only used ethnography a few times, but I have seen considerable variation in thesis and dissertation formats. Here are two that are quite different:

    Forgetting and remembering: The desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Race, community struggle, and collective memory 

    Cathy J. Collins, Fielding Graduate Institute, 2004. 2004. 3140183. 

     

    A person-centered ethnography of Thai Buddhism: The life of Phra Rajavaramuni (Prayudh Payutto)

    Grant Allan Olson. Cornell University, 1989. 1989. 9001319.

     

    Alice MacGillivray, PhD 


     

     

    #3635
    Donovan Williams
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    Thank you very much Alice! I will look them up.

    #3634
    Dr Ann Lawless
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    There is no established protocol or fixed convention.  Heaps of variations.

    If for a thesis, I would recommend you look at theses that passed and see how they did it, plus consider your own unique features (arising from the unqiue needs of your research) and disucss it with supervisors/colleagues. 

     

    I seem to recall Conteh raises this in her book on supporting ehtnography stduetns.

     

    Ann

    #3633
    Donovan Williams
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    Thanks Ann. I have been looking at the variations in outlines. I am only confused as to what comes after the Discussion chapter,

     

    I discussed with my supervisor if I should have a chapter that says “conclusion” or if i should stop at discussion. She advises she has to read the study before she can give me a definitive answer, so I’ll wait and see.

    #3632
    Dr Ann Lawless
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    You might find it useful to take a look at:

    Conteh J, Gregory E, Kearney C and Mor-Sommerfeld A 2005 On writing edcuational ethnographies.  Trentham Books.

    #3631
    Daniel R.T. Hartley
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    No.

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