Sunday, May 31, 2009

Machin Ch. 2 and 15

Ch. 2-
1.) When determining meaning, who is right and who is wrong? If something means one thing to one person, but it is not the dominant meaning of society, are they better fit to interview because their views differ from that of the norm/expected?

2.) Machin uses common sense particular to a culture when discussing a person's reasoning towards an idea or belief. One may say common sense develops due to our surroundings and dominant ideologies gained as we grow, but at what point does one reject this "common sense" to form new meanings/reasonings towards an idea or belief and how?

Ch. 15
1.) How long must you conduct research with people to allow them to break down walls and let the reasearcher see the participants true self?

2.) If ethnography helps to "create an imtimate knowledge required to understand that great conversation" what are the best other kinds of studies/research that may aid in accomplishing an imtimate knowledge?

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