Topic Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Writer level High School
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Description / paper instructions
1. Test Midterm Exam – in 400 words, reflect on what has methodologically worked for your research and what hasn’t. in doing this, reflect on the ways that authors in our semester’s readings have been thinking about their own ethnographic experiences and their results. You are required to engage with at least two articles from throughout our semester’s reading (not to overlap with readings that you use in any other assignment). The assignment will be graded on three rubrics: Coherence (30%), ethnographic appropriateness (50%), grammar, spelling, and length (10%), participation (10%).
Worth 15% of your grade
Meant to test your ability to compare and contrast different disciplinary approaches used in the humanities and social sciences.
In your 400 words for this paper, as discussed in class, you will have four paragraphs.
The first will be a thorough introduction to your entire methodological report, including the methods you used (participant observation, in-depth interviews, textual analysis of the interview quotes, and literature review).
The next three paragraphs will each deal with one set of findings. So at the end of the paper, you need to have four paragraphs, each with a sub-title: The first one named Introduction, the next three named each according to what they discuss. Make it very clear what each one is about and stay on topic throughout each paragraph.
The findings will differ from one paper to another, based on what your topic is, what you find most important to discuss as a researcher, and your your research has evolved. Make sure to follow the structure we discussed in class, the notes you have been taking in our class prep for this assignment, together with the methodological reflections and concerns you have, as a researcher. It need to paraphrase two authors and quote two interviews. The titles of each paragraph need to talk about the findings (ex. People find X useful, People are upset by X), instead of having your titles and paragraphs be about each method. Your methods are the tools you use to get to the findings.