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Bells and Social Order: Analysing Sounds in Ethnography

By: Christoph Maeder Edited by: Jamie Lewis Published: 2017 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

This dataset focuses on the ethnography of sounds. The data in this exemplar is provided by Professor Christoph Maeder from the University of Teacher Education in Zurich, and consists of audio recordings of typical soundscapes in Switzerland and photographs of the scenes in which they were taken. The example will be of most interest to those collecting idiosyncratic data, especially those who have collected both audio and visual data. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide and a student guide.

Methods: Ethnography
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In this tab you will find guides on using this dataset. The Teaching Guide is designed for faculty who are teaching research methods and statistics, with suggestions on how to use the dataset in lab exercises, in homework assignments and as exam questions. The Student Guide introduces the method for students, and can be used in teaching to provide students with an introductory overview of the method or test.

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About This Dataset
Full title of originating dataset

Swiss Sonography Project (SSP)

Data author(s) and affiliations

Professor Christoph Maeder, University of Teacher Education Zurich

First publication date

Maeder, C. (2013). Analyzing sounds. In Uwe Flick (Ed.) The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis (pp. 424-434). London, UK: SAGE Publications.

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Unit of analysis

Animal-Human Inter-relations

Location covered by data


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