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Longitudinal ethnography that uses some collaborative techniques and also an action research component.

The sample is composed by 10 latino youth. There are two second generation Mexican-American girls : Inara and Gabriela. One third-generation girl named Ana. Three boys are second generation Mexican-Americans: Antonio, Alberto, and Diego. Four boys are Mexican: Sergio, Ulyses, Marcus and Miguel.

Drawing from a case study consisting of longitudinal semi-structured interviewing in a Freeway High School. The Digital Edge team spent an academic year and summer session embedded within an Austin-area high school with full access to and participation in a video production class, a video game design class, an after-school digital media club, and a feature film production program. Over 75 students, parents, and professional mentors participated in this study, including nearly 300 hours of observation and XXX semi-structured interviews.