Kanwal Syed- SOC 240
Mini Fieldwork Experience
Posted on March 7th, 2010 at 4:47 pm by ksyed100 and tagged , ,

The mini fieldwork experience for me was very exciting. I felt both roles were really interesting. Being the Dr. Researcher coming up with the questions for the topic was not difficult at all. The topic I chose was the quality of dining at Queens College. A couple of questions that came to mind were “Does QC dining meet all health regulations?” and “Does QC over charge students for food? Do they have good prices?” My teammate Julia and I decided to go to the Student Union. There we noted that everything seemed to be under good health regulations and we also noticed that QC offered a value meal plan to student so that it would be cheaper for them to buy food.

The role of the Senor Participant I felt that I enjoyed more doing. Taking pictures and doing photo ellicitation is really fun. The topic I had to take pictures for was necessary improvements for Queens College Campus. I chose to take pictures in Keily Hall of the bathrooms and hand sanitizers. I felt that Queens College did make an effort to help keep the school clean and healthy by putting up the sanitizers, but they still need improvement on refilling them. There is the same issue with the bathrooms they usually are kept clean in most buildings but they need more improvement, they need to clean the garbage bins and refill the toilet paper constantly.

I think for future research my teammate and I both could take more time to develop our questions and our responses. Maybe we could go in to detail with the topic given or chosen. And try to get some background history before we come up with any question or answers or taking pictures. Over all it was a good experience.

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Link Here | March 10, 2010,

I liked this particular blog because they included an actual person to participate in the assignment. It brought something extra into the research project. I guess because it wasn’t just pictures taken but pictures which actually included someone participating in thre research that wasn’t part of the calss. I also liked it because I can relate to the topic since I do frequent the dining hall on occasion.

  yleader |

Link Here | March 14, 2010,

Good entry! Same here: please check spelling and wording before posting. The last paragraph was rather hard to understand…
Good pictures!

  antonia |

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