. In the January 1991 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (19, no. 4: 423–449), David Snow, Cherylon Robinson, and Patricia McCall describe a participant observation study in which they examined the strategies women use to “fend off men and parry their advances” in public places. Read this article (“COOLING OUT” MEN IN SINGLES BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS: Observations on the Interpersonal Survival Strategies of Women in Public Places) and then answer the following questions. Be sure to quote and cite the article (i.e. page numbers) when needed which will count as the requirements discussed in the assignment guidelines.
a) What are the two interconnected questions that the researcher’s address? What is the “cooling out process” and how does it apply to these research questions?
b) Why do the researchers select singles bars, cocktail lounges, and other nightspots to study the cooling out process?
c) What three means of data collection do the researchers use?
d) How do the semi-structured interviews complement the data obtained from participant observation?
e) Based on the section entitled “Avoidance Tactics,” provide one example of how data from participant observation and semi-structured interviews corresponded to one another.
f) What do the researchers claim about the generalizability of their findings to the cooling out process in other public settings?
As always, you must meet the requirements stated in the assignment guidelines to receive full credit.