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Title:Wall To Wall Guitar Festival: My Observations And Perceptions
Author(s):Some, Ester
Subject(s):Informal learning
Krannert Center
CI509 F07
Abstract:In this paper, I intend to discuss my observation of events held during the Krannert Wall-to-Wall Guitar Festival. I will start by revealing my field notes. I will display what is common to all of them as well as what is specific to each one of them. And then I will interpret my observation through the identification of some themes and finally, design a series of questions for the Krannert Center.
Issue Date:2008
Course / Semester:C&I 509: CURRICULUM RESEARCH: QUALITATIVE METHODS RESEARCH, Prof. Liora Bresler: This course explores ways of engaging in qualitative research – doing, being, and becoming. This course is designed for people who wish to gain a general understanding of qualitative research and for those who want to conduct studies using qualitative methods. Students examine the nature of qualitative research in various research “genres” intellectual traditions; practice the tools and methods of qualitative research, and discuss quality in qualitative research. The course is conducted as a mix of lecture, laboratory, and seminar. Students spend time doing intensive observations (“static” as well as “real time”), interviewing, and using these for reflections/interpretations, identifying research themes and issues. The course syllabus is available at:
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-06-05

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