School of Global Studies

Ethnographic Field Research (002AN)

Ethnographic Field Research

Module 002AN

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The module builds on Ethnographic Research Methods and introduces students to the practical and methodological aspects of ethnographic research. The module teaches students to design and conduct an independent ethnographic research project around a key anthropological theme, allowing them to reflect on and apply the theoretical and practical insights gained in the course of their degree. Students are guided and supported in formulating their own research question, designing a methodology, conducting ethnographic research and writing up their findings in a final report. The modules develops students’ ability to apply their theoretical knowledge of research methodology to a specific research project.

Module learning outcomes

Ability to design and conduct an ethnographic research project.

Ability to evaluate epistemological, methodological and ethical issues involved in ethnographic research.

Ability to relate an understanding of particular theories to the empirical inquiry.

Ability to communicate effectively with others, and present research findings in different written formats.

TypeTimingWeighting
Portfolio (3000 words)End of Year Assessment Week 2 Mon 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring TeachingSeminar2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Nigel Eltringham

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/158813

Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/336740

Dr David Sancho

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/207038

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

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