Guiding Questions

As a qualitative research method and product, ethnography can be distinguished from three other ways of investigating and writing: quantitative research, public policy research, and journalism. The kinds of guiding questions which are addressed through these kinds of research are importantly different from those which can be addressed ethnographically. Quantitative research usually arrives at percentages […]

Hey Advertising, Get Out Of Your Damn Way

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” Hunter S. Thompson wrote this, somewhat ironically, in a letter to the editor […]