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Abstract Title: Analyzing and Representing Observational Fieldnotes through Sketching
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: In a narrative analysis study, we used fieldnotes as a central data source by drawing pictures from the textual descriptions. This was a useful way of synthesizing the fieldnotes into representations, and analyzing them. There are affordances and limitations to this method, but they vary based on the questions one must consider when constructing the images. These questions are a form of analysis themselves because the researcher must decide what critical elements of the environment should be included in the drawing. For example, when drawing people, the researcher needs to ask if they are accurately representing the demographics of the group of people, and if they are representing the specific individuals how they would want. We will share the method we used in our narrative analysis and examine what we were able to learn from a reconstructed visual representation of our fieldnotes.
Session Time: Poster Session 3
Poster Number: III-61

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Laura Wood (she/her)
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
and Co-Presenter(s)
Vashti Sawtelle (she/her), Michigan State University