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Join Date: Dec 2010
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Ethnography Paper - I need some interviewees!
For my college composition and rhetoric class, I am writing an ethnography paper on discourse communities. My topic of choice is 'equestrians.' Unfortunately I just moved away from all of my equestrian friends (I switched barns...today actually. Bad timing!) but I am in need of some 'interviewees' whom I can ask questions. The questions will be those such as "How long have you been involved in this? Why?" "What does this mean to you?" "What types (phone, text, oral, email) of communication do you use to correspond with other people in this same network?" "How does a newcomer to this sport become 'initiated?"
I would also like to ask for permission to quote any answers in my paper, as well as quote written responses on the forum (after having okayed the specific article with the author). I will also need to ask for samples of lists, notes, journals, ideas, etc., that you may have written for yourself (even something as simple as " I need __, __, and __ at this store" or "My goal with (horse name) this week is _____"). No personal information is required, with the exception of your name. Only my professor will see this paper, and I will interview either over email, private message, or phone...whichever you might prefer.
I would like to have two interviewees optimally; one from the English side of the sport, and another from Western. Whether you are a competitive or pleasure rider does not matter, but I would like for interviewees to consider themselves 'fluent' in the equestrian language...so newcomers to horses may not be the best option. I'm looking for someone who knows their stuff ^_^
Answer me on here or through PM. Thank you!
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