An ethnographic study of the Cosplay Subculture
English 104: Composition Research
Develop a profound understanding of qualitative research design
Become proficient at analyzing qualitative data
Develop the ability to see beyond received understanding of how a certain process is supposed to work, what it is supposed to mean, and learn about the meaning that its participants ascribe to it.
Use a variety of strategies to gather and organize information appropriate for the context and persuasive to the intended audience
Collect, analyze, and organize research information in verbally and visually compelling ways.
Employ format, syntax, punctuation, and spelling in an appropriate and a stylistically sophisticated manner
In this paper, you will synthesize your fieldwork and integrate your research findings into a 8 to 12 page essay. This essay shall be written using all the writings and research you have completed during the term. You will attempt to answer your research questions, and in the process, you will speak to the questions that have guided your fieldwork, such as “What’s the story?” and “Where’s the culture?” You will reevaluate your fieldwork descriptions, interpretations, and analysis. You will represent the subculture in which you have become a participant-observer and the informants you have come to know. The Ethnographic Essay will assess any differences or similarities between researched materials and collected data. Using information collected throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to suggest what might be causing differences of opinion about the subculture.
Use APA style
Include a Cover Page (Running Head + Title + Name + Institution + Month & Year)
Title your paper
Include a reference page
Use Times New Roman 12
Leave 1″ margins