Research Lab Anthropology


Course Objective

This course is part of the curriculum strand Ethnographic Research. The
aim of this course is to teach students to conduct ethnographic
research, using existing literature and empirical data.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding – The student has acquired knowledge and
understanding of:
(1) a specific thematic or regional specialization;
(2) the methods and techniques of social scientific research;
(3) the possibilities and limitations of ethnographic research methods;
(4) the fields of anthropological research.

Application – The student has acquired the competences to:
(5) to formulate an academic research question, and to analyse a
societal problem using existing literature and empirical data
(6) collaborate in ethographic research and present the result, both in
written form and orally;
(7) apply scientific theories and concepts to the analysis of practical

Learning skills – The student has acquired the skills to:
(8) collaborate in a group.

Course Content

In the preceding course Challenges of the 21st Century (4th period) the
student have been introduced to a number of challenges to contemporary
societies. These will serve as a source of inspiration for empirical
research in this course.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Research report and oral presentation.

Entry Requirements

Active participation in Ethnograhic Research Methodology.


To be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).

Target Audience

1st year students in the bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development

Custom Course Registration

In this course you can not enroll yourself for the tutorials, but you will be assigned by the course coordinator. Note: You do have to register for the course, including the remaining corresponding parts!

General Information

Course Code S_RLA
Credits 6 EC
Period P4+5+6
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. E. van Roekel
Examiner dr. E. van Roekel
Teaching Staff dr. E. van Roekel

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Practical*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.