This is level 3 of ‘What’s Going On?’ - the final stage of the interpretation process. At this stage, the students must re-interpret the video with language skills and knowledge roughly equivalent to eighteen months of fieldwork. The sub-titles and other available background information have been expanded in an attempt to simulate this increase.
The students write their final account of what is going on in fewer than 600 words. In this account they also comment on the development of their analyses through the three stages of the tool, identifying which particular bits of information influenced their analyses or changed their interpretation of what is going on.
The video clip is very large (24MB), so there will be a delay of a few seconds while your browser loads up the video clip. The tool is not (yet) practically usable over a narrow-band connection.
To start the video, click the green play button. You can click the button again to pause the clip. Above this button is the "scrub line" which you can use to move backwards and forwards in the video. To use it, click and drag the dark green spot that sits on the line.
Subtitles will appear at the bottom of the video image. Also, links will occasionally appear to the right of the video. These provide access to background material pertinent to the part of the video you are watching.
If you have any comments or suggestions we are eager to hear them. Please let us know by emailing the developer, Steve Bond (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Now read the ethnographer's interpretation.
Last updated 16/06/05