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TSOCWF 390 Introduction to Research (CJ) : 2nd Person Practices

What are 2nd person practices?

There are two categories of  2nd person practices in social research:

Hermenutical-Interpretive Techniques and Ethnomethodology Techniques

  These categories of 2nd person practice both involve:

  • Worldviews
  • Social norms
  • Customs
  • Shared values that inform relationships
  • Community processes
  • Mutual understanding
  • Social appropriateness

Hermeneutical-Interpretive Techniques

  • Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Interpretive analysis
  • Collective relfection and visioning exercises
  • Textual analysis
Validity:
  • Participant verification
  • Emancipatory
  • Mutual understanding
  • Resonance
  • Cross-cultural
  • Meaningful
  • Symbolic

Ethnomethodology Techniques

  • Participant-Observer Techniques
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Cultural Anthropological Techniques
Validity:
  • Cross-cultural
  • Observation of group dynamics
  • Symbolic coherence

Research Method Resources

Start with the following resources to learn how to conduct research using these methods:

Researching 2nd Person Practices

In order to research using 2nd person practices, you may want to first explore social norms, customs and values of the group you're researching. If the group is of a particular ethnic or religious culture, consider investigating that culture. Below are some resources that will help you.