Anthropology

Ethnographic Field Research

Module code: 002AN
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Portfolio

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.