civic engagement and activism in support of the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act
This week I am sharing a set of fieldnotes I took in my qualitative methods course. This fieldnotes were taken as part of a larger project to understand civic engagement and activism in support of the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which was at its peak in 2010—the last time the Act was introduced and did not pass. The DREAM Act would have provided a pathway to citizenship for eligible undocumented youth. I am sharing this to provide some context for the fieldnotes.
Your assignment for this week is to come up with three codes. Then use these codes to code the sample fieldnotes. Remember that codes are a word or short phrase that you assign to excerpts from the fieldnotes. You have to come up with codes on your own and they will reflect what you are most interested in.
In order to code the fieldnotes, you will need to download the word document included in this week’s module entitled-FIELDNOTES, which is attached below. You should use track changes or some other way to mark up the document. Once you have coded the fieldnotes, write a 1-2 paragraph discussion of the codes you chose and why you chose them.