Course ObjectiveKnowledge and understanding - The student has acquired knowledge and
(1) the development of the ethnographic research methodology in the
history of anthropology;
(2) the various approaches and methods that pertain to the ethnographic
(3) the ethical and political issues that are important in ethnographic
Application - The student has acquired the competences to:
(4) recognize and differentiate between different methods of
ethnographic knowledge generation
(5) use ethical considerations to evaluate methods and situations in
ethnographic research situations.
Making judgements - The student is able to:
(6) critically reflect upon ethical dimensions of ethnographic research.
Course ContentIn anthropological research, ethnography is the primary methodology.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to ethnographic research
methodology. It discusses the historical development, philosophical
contextualisation and empirical aspects of this specific form of
qualitative research. Ethical considerations and reflexivity about
research situations will be extensively discussed. The course is also a
meticulous examination of the most prominent methods of the ethnographic
research methodlogy such as participant observation, interviewing,
conversation, and digital and visual ethnography. Finally, the course
will also reflect on the analysis of ethnographic data, the writing
process, and other forms of reporting.
Method of AssessmentWritten exam.
Entry RequirementsActive participation in Challenges of the 21st Century
LiteratureTo be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).
Target Audience1st year bachelor students in Cultural Anthropology and Development
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.E.M. de Theije|
|Examiner||mr. C.H. van Zetten|
dr. M.E.M. de Theije
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