As they conduct research, ethnographers generally keep a journal that details their observations, insights, and research questions. Over the course of the semester as you conduct your gaming research you should be keeping detailed notes on your interactions with other players and connecting your virtual world experiences with the ideas that you come across in the texts that we read for class.

It is expected that you regularly update your field notes that are to be kept in the form of a blog here on the course website (unless you have an experience that you are uncomfortable sharing in such a public space, at which point you can submit the notes to me directly). It is expected that you should update your field notes at least once a week. As some of the ideas and data for your final projects may be coming from these notes you may find it useful to update them more frequently.