“Grammatically Weak”

*A note written to my seminar on documentary inputs and outputs.*

> … direct observation by people interested in learning firsthand from other people, without the mediation of statistics, theory, and endless elaborations of so-called methodology. (Coles 114)

Later:

> Instead, he simply wants to describe what he has witnessed. He wants to set down the words he has heard, to tell us what the people of New Burlingon have to say about themselves and their lives. (Coles 180)