Calarco's (2012) study of class d
ifferences among young students in
asking for and getting help from teachers.
Comparisons with Lareau's earlier study
Mapping out Calarco's argument
Prior theory and evidence as foundations
Grounded theory (inductive reasoning)
Mixed method (direct observation, in-depth interviews, surveys)
Contributions to knowledge through new concepts or insights
Contributions to knowledge through new patterns of evidence: class
differences in students' help seeking
3. Doing Visual Ethnography
What to observe:
Physical setting, people, relationships, styles of interaction
Exceptional or unusual encounters
The Sociological Imagination
Three aspects of a sociological imagination:
taken for granted
activity as something to be investigated
for deeper, complex meanings behind social life.
Individual biographies and the conditions of everyday life seen as the
product of and interacting with large-scale social forces
A focus on the processes behind social differentiation, categorization,
inclusion, exclusion, hierarchies and their consequences.