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Sample Classroom Assignments


#1 Discovering Ethnographic Research

Using the SRM database, research ethnography as a methodology. Find two different approaches to ethnographic research (e.g. participatory research verses field work). Find articles by researchers about your selected approaches in the SRM database. Compare and contrast the experiences of your selected researchers. Address the following points in a one-page, double-spaced paper and address the following points:

  1. How did the researchers go about their work?
  2. What are examples of challenges for each researcher’s approach?
  3. What are some strengths of each approach?
  4. Which approach would you use? Why would you choose one approach over the other?
  5. Give examples of a research problem that are best suited for each approach and explain your rationale.
  6. Provide APA citations for the works you are referencing.

#2 Using the Methods Map

Identify a quantitative or qualitative methodology. Using the Methods Map, identify examples of sub-areas and specific characteristics of these methodologies.  For example, if you selected Longitudinal Research in the Methods Map, you will see that some sub-areas include cohort studies, panel data and so forth. Select a methodology and two sub-areas and in a one-page, double-spaced paper: 

  1. Describe three key characteristics of the methodology you selected. Describe 2-3 key characteristics of one sub-area.
  2. Give an example of a research study that would be best suited for this methodology or a sub-area and explain your reasoning (e.g. longitudinal research, cohort studies, panel data).
  3. In your discussion, reference at least two different sources in the SRM database that discuss the methodology or sub-areas you selected.
  4. Provide APA citations for the works you are referencing.

Created by Edlyn Vallejo Peña, Ph.D., Graduate School of Education, California Lutheran University, and Henri Mondschein, M.A., M.L.S., Ed.D., Pearson Library, California Lutheran University