For this week's Blog Entry, I'd like each of you to sketch out an initial idea for your Work Ethnography Project (WEP) field site/occupational context. During Week 4, you will be asked to draft a more formal proposal, but please use this week's Blog as a 'sounding board' to bounce thoughts and ideas off one another. In your Blog Entry, please address the following:
What is your proposed site or occupational context for your fieldwork?
From a sociological perspective, what interests you about this idea?
What methodological challenges do you anticipate with this study and--importantly--how will you overcome these? [Here, think generally about the issues of validity, objectivity, and ethics that are involved in ethnographic research]
Finally, conclude with a brief statement about what you hope to learn (and contribute to social science) with this study. If you would like, you may even consider posing an initial research question which may be revised or changed altogether prior to the more formal WEP Proposal.
The topic I wanted to do was the Apple Store