Family Ethnography and Kinship Chart
One of the most common techniques for gathering data in an ethnographic research is direct, personal observation of daily participation. This is a cheap process and assisted my process of collecting the family data since daily observation and discussion with people help me discover how I am related with my immediate family members. It was time and economically efficient though not conclusive and extensive in collecting data of relatives not around. This process basically comprised participant observation and analysis. Another typical method is interviewing, which comprised conversation with diverse levels of category and can entails small talk to long interviews (Fetterman 50). This survey approach also assisted during data collection method since it relatively easy and involving. Data collected through the process are more accurate and precise compared to those from observation process. A particular strategy to transcribing interview information might be genealogical technique. This is a stipulate of procedures by which I discovered and documented connections of kinship, this was possible through analysis of descent and marriage of the relatives. Representation of data collected through this method was simple since I could use diagrams and symbols that are easy to interpret and understand. Another instrumental tool that assisted during my family ethnography research was semi structured questionnaires.