Ethnomethodology Research

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The purpose of ethnomethodological research is...
To find out how participants make sense of the world and themselves through common sense knowledge
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Each interaction we have embodies a wide range of ...
Shared understandings contributing to social order but are taken for granted
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We presume we do not need to...
Specifically express what we mean as people will share our understanding of the situation (EG: not having to explain what a flat tyre actually means)
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Garfinkel said the majority of words and gestures we say are just...
Indirect references to a specific set of shared understanding we have
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If we were to express this assumed knowledge...
Our conversations would become extremely hard work
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Until a person was actually unaware of this shared knowledge, we would
Realise that a rule has been broken but until this point we are unaware
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To bring this common sense knowledge to consciousness involves the..
Disruption of social order. We no longer take the shared understanding for granted
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A breaching experiment involves...
People challenging some of the taken for granted assumptions other have about a situation
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Garfinkel asked his students to act as if...
They had no shared background knowledge
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Disruptions of this sort make us...
Feel uncomfortable by "challenging our sense of personal reality"
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We are reluctant..
To acknowledge these disruptions so will try to continue the conversation
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However if the breaches are consistent...
We feel that we must step and question what is happening because as social actors we wish to maintain the interaction order
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Becoming a marijuna user explores...
Bringing this shared common sense knowledge to the consciousness of what it means to be a marijuana user, such as what is pleasurable about it
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Interaction with other marijuana users is key as...
We learn not from institutions/norms but through interactions with individuals
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