Section Information for Spring 2017
This course is an introduction to ethnographic fieldwork methods and research design. Ethnography is the signature method used by anthropologists for researching issues in contemporary societies. In this course, you will become familiar with how to conduct ethnographic research and you will prepare for the research experience by discussing ethics, human subjects protection, the politics of representation and reflexivity, the importance of building rapport, the use of technology in data collection and analysis, and visual and textual analyses.
Reviews and examines major research methods commonly employed in cultural anthropological field study, with emphasis on ethnographic research design and the use of standard ethnographic techniques. Includes practice in designing ethnographic research project and using ethnographic methods and techniques in a field setting.