If you are married or divorced (or both!) or if you have an opinion on why people get divorced, let me know! I want to pick your brain! Just make sure to tell me which category(ies) you fall under!
Listed below are questions posed by my English 102 professor, Lindsay Christopher, to me on my “Ethnographic Research” strategies. It’s all just a fancy way of saying “Living Sources.”
Q: How could you use ethnographic research for your project?
A: I can use ethnographic research for my project by interviewing divorcees or even married people to gain insight into what their theories on marriage are.
Q: How can you use ethnographic research to “fill in the gaps” of your library research?
A: I can use stories of individuals to “fill in the gaps” of my library research by using personal accounts of marriage “gone wrong” or the opinions of real housewives.
Q: Which methods do you think you’ll pursue to gather more data?
A: I plan to use interviews and read encyclopedias to gather more data. I also plan on using field work, by recording my experiences with marriage and that of my married/ divorced friends.
Q: If some methods don’t seem appropriate, why not?
A: I don’t plan on using surveys because they would take too much time.
Q: How can becoming a researcher/ storyteller enrich your essay?
A: I think becoming a researcher/ storyteller can help to enrich my essay because it will breathe life into my words and research! People will feel the passion I have for successful marriages and hopefully I can make a change in the world.