Ethnographic Research Methods
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
08 November 2019
Requisites for this module
BA LL36 Social Anthropology,
BA LL3P Social Anthropology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LL6P Social Anthropology (Including Placement Year),
BA LL37 Social Anthropology with Human Rights,
BA LL38 Social Anthropology with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA LL39 Social Anthropology with Human Rights (Including Placement Year)
The module offers the methods elements for the Anthropology degree scheme and incorporates basic ethnographic research methods. The autumn term will cover the theories, ethics and philosophical and conceptual bases of ethnographic research methods. We will focus on ethnographies and articles that critically discuss ethnographic research methods in preparation for the mini ethnographies students will conduct in the spring term.
The module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of ethnographic research methods so they can apply and practice such methods in the field, interpret and critically analyse data and write a mini ethnography.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of theories, philosophies and critiques of ethnographic research methods.
2. Develop cultural sensitivity and proper ethical frameworks to conduct research in different social and cultural contexts.
3. Develop necessary skills to formulate a research proposal.
4. Apply ethnographic research methods to conduct field research.
5. Demonstrate analytical articulation and writing skills by completing a mini ethnography.
Students are required to read the assigned material for the week in advance. The autumn term sessions will focus on ethnographies and associated critical readings. These sessions will be characterised by a mixed format of lecturing, discussion, group activity, and film clip discussion. A typical session will consist of a 20 minutes lecture, group discussion, and mock method practice on some days (such as interviews, participant observation, etc.) within the class room.
Two hour seminar in weeks 2-11, 16-20, 22-25. A combination of lecture, small group discussions, general class discussion and student presentations.
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Methods Assignment 1
||Methods Assignment 2
||Final Written Assignment
||Final Presentation of Auto Ethnography
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Johanna Romer
Jane Harper, Undergraduate Administrator, General Office (room 6.339), Telephone 01206 873052, email: email@example.com
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Of 42 hours, 42 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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