Research is the gathering of data, information, and facts
for the advancement of knowledge. There are various approaches in research to
gather information. The qualitative approach is emphasized in ethnography.
Learning how to conduct an ethnographic interview: experiential learning, how
to write a research paper (APA Manual) and how to present an oral presentation
(public speaking) are essential for choosing a major in pursuit of a career
The Career Research
Project text includes five chapter titles: Chapter One: Overview, Chapter Two: The Ethnographic Interview: Participant
Observation, Chapter Three: The Research Paper, Chapter Four: The Oral
Presentation, and Chapter Five: Outcomes. The major components of the
project include a qualitative ethnographic interview (an experiential learning
activity), a research paper, and an oral presentation. Additionally, inclusions
of a CD with sample ethnographic career interviews along with sample career
research papers provide helpful exemplary models for the student.
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