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SOWK 300 Self-Ethnography Research Analysis Research & Draft

Self-Ethnography Research Analysis – Research Instructions & Cell Table

Complete the Self-Ethnography Interview/Research Form (below) by typing the required information in each cell of the table. The form must include the date of the interview/research, the person interviewed or type of research completed, and a summary of findings. The form must include at least 5 interview/research activities.

Self-Ethnography Interview/Research Form


Person(s) Interviewed or Type of Research Completed

Summary of Findings



Maternal Great Aunt

Great Aunt reported that I was a poor eater and sleeper at first until they realized I had a milk allergy. They changed me to something called “PET Milk,” and I ate and slept better. She remembers me being average in meeting my developmental milestones, and since I was the first grandchild, I was loved a great deal. My father was overseas when I was between the ages of 2 and 3. They were all surprised how quickly I took to him when he came back from Korea.



Baby Records

I found my baby records and reviewed my developmental milestones. I was average and there were no developmental delays noted.




Father said I was a tomboy, and I do remember this. I preferred to play with trucks and guns, and my playmates were mostly boys. However, I did have a Raggedy Ann doll that I slept with. He remembers my mom reading me Bible stories when I was little and how I loved it when she did.


Self-Ethnography Research Analysis – Draft Instructions

In a 4–6-page paper in current APA style, you will develop a comprehensive narrative analysis of your life from conception to early childhood (mentioning parents, caregivers, and siblings, as applicable). You will ask family members and/or friends for their perspectives. The goal of this analysis is to help you understand your story from a life course perspective, practice integrating theory with an actual family, understand how your environment influences psycho-social development, and gain greater self-understanding. As references, you will use the textbook as well as interviews with significant people in your life. Use the outline below as a guide in writing your paper.

  • Introduction and Current Context
  • Social and Environmental Influences
    • Describe how conflict was managed within the marriage and family.
    • Describe the racial/ethnic/cultural/socioeconomic background of the family and its influences in shaping life experiences.
  • Life Course and Theory Application from Conception to Early Childhood
    • Describe your own process of identity formation using Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development as a framework.
    • Describe your own process of moral reasoning using Kohlberg’s theory as a framework.
    • Discuss your personal spiritual growth from childhood to present using Fowler’s Theory of Faith and Development as a framework.
    • Describe your event history and the impact it has/had on your life. Specifically address life events, turning points, transitions, and trajectories in your life description.
  • Include demographic information—a 1-paragraph bio-psycho-social-spiritual description for each family member.
  • Describe family relationships.

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