Editor's note: What is the "right way" to take and organize research fieldnotes? In this guest post, David Keyes explores his fieldnote hang-ups and shares how he came to understand his own "right way" with Evernote. Whether you do it the old-fashioned way with a notebook and pen, or rely on new technologies, David concludes that … Continue reading “Just another dad on his cellphone”: Evernote as Field Notebook
I recently came across this photo from my first anthropology "fieldwork" project in Quetzaltenango ("Xela"), Guatemala, in January 2006. When I was there, I passed the house/tienda (shop) of the older woman, Lidia, on my daily walks around town. Occasionally I stopped in for a Coke or to pick up some groceries for the house (I … Continue reading Photo: The Anthropologist in the Field
Editor’s note: My colleague Phoenix Jackson wrote these poignant field notes after we went out to recruit focus group participants for a study on health inequities among African American youth.
While following the #dangerousblackkids tag (started by @thewayoftheid and Mikki Kendall @karnythia) over the past few days, we were struck by parallels between Twitter users’ pushback against perceptions of Black youth as “dangerous” and the lived experiences of study participants evoked in these notes.
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