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field note

Definition of Field Note

(noun) Data gathered from research in the field.

Example of Field Note

  • Responses given to interview questions by people at a public park or recording various types of interactions while observing people’s behavior at a football game.

Field Note Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: field note

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /fEEld nOHt/
  • British English – /fEEld nOHt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /fild noʊt/
  • British English – /fiːld nəʊt/

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Kendall, Diana. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Spradley, James P., and David W. McCurdy. 2008. Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology. 13th ed. Boston: Pearson Education.

Works Consulted

Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Field Note

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “field note.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/field-note/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

field note. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/field-note/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “field note.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/field-note/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“field note.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/field-note/>.