Qualitatively Different: Teaching Fieldwork to Graduate Students
What is it like to teach qualitative methods to graduate students in predominantly quantitative departments? We draw on our experiences teaching fieldwork in three departments to show that folk notions of science-ideas about how scientific work should be done-make it difficult to teach an inductive approach to fieldwork. Specifically, these folk notions make it hard for students to take an open approach to their studies, use their emotions in developing their analyses, and write ongoing analyses of their field notes. Throughout the article, we offer strategies for dealing with students' resistance.
Kleinman, Sherryl; Copp, Martha A.; and Henderson, Karla A.. 1997. Qualitatively Different: Teaching Fieldwork to Graduate Students. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Vol.25(4). 469-499. https://doi.org/10.1177/089124197025004003 ISSN: 0891-2416