SAGE Journal Articles

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Finley, S., & Finley, M. (1999). Sp’ange: A research story. Qualitative Inquiry 5(3), 313–337. doi: 10.1177/107780049900500302

Follow-up Activities for “Sp’ange”:

  1. Discuss how the co-authors evoke a sense of place and utilize local color to describe the field setting (New Orleans) and its residents and tourists.
  2. Discuss how narrative, in the form of “fictionalized research stories,” can simulate the documentation of participant observation.

Scarduzio, J. A., & Tracy, S. J. (2015). Sensegiving and sensebreaking via emotion cycles and emotional buffering: How collective communication creates order in the courtroom. Management Communication Quarterly 29(3), 331–357. doi: 10.1177/0893318915581647

Follow-up Activities for “Sensegiving and Sensebreaking”:

  1. Discuss how participant observation of courtroom actions, reactions, and interactions informed the co-authors’ analysis and findings.
  2. Evaluate how participant observation field note excerpts supported the co-authors’ inferences and interpretations.