Student Field Guide and Workbook
Author: Frances F. Berdan,Edward A. Stark,Carey Van Loon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Social Science
HOW TO USE THIS FIELD GUIDE AND WORKBOOK This field guide is intended to assist you in negotiating your way through the EthnoQuest simulations. We recommend that you read through it before entering the village of Amopan, as it should greatly enrich your ethnographic experience. We have divided this guide into several chapters. This is what they offer you: Chapter 1 Theme: Introduction to the game Content: Your project, budget, schedule of research Chapter 2 Theme: Ethnographic background Content: Information on the environment, people, and village Chapter 3 Theme: How to play the game Content: How to proceed and what to expect; about language use Chapter 4 Theme: Reminders and hints Content: The meanings of icons, colors, and the plaza, and how to deal with dialogue, quizzes, fieldnotes and other such matters Chapter 5 Theme: How to get along in the field Content: Tips for taking fieldnotes and for a successful fieldwork experience; some useful Nahuatl expressions and terms Chapter 6 Theme: Extra tips on playing each simulation Content: Each of the ten simulations' special requirements and expectations Chapter 7 Theme: Background on ethnographic fieldwork Content: How to prepare wisely, gain entry, establish your role, select informants, collect meaningful information, and, in general, what to expect and how to cope The Field Guide concludes with a Glossary and a Bibliography. The glossary offers you a quick reference to essential but somewhat specialized terms that appear in this Field Guide and on the CD-ROM. In the manual, these terms will bein boldface type the first time they appear. Following the Glossary is a list of "Some Useful References," should you wish to continue to pursue the fieldwork enterprise or research on Mexican cultures. The final section consists of a Workbook. The Workbook includes material for you to complete as you undertake your assignments in Amopan. It also provides you with guidance, models, and examples to help you along. Finally, the Workbook contains a Field Notebook which you may use as you take notes.