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AN4007 - Ethnographic Research Methods

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available only to students admitted to the BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons)and GradDipSocSc.

A directed reading seminar on the nexus between theory and method. Students are required to undertake intensive reading and discussion of a body of empirical and/or theoretical material and consider this in relation to their own research projects. Ethical issues and dilemmas of ethnographic research will be discussed. Students will be given the opportunity to learn various ethnographic fieldwork techniques through practical exercises and/or a field excursion.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire the skills required to engage in research associated with higher degree research projects;
  • demonstrate knowledge of anthropological research methods;
  • cultivate a critical understanding of key debates in areas of research ethics, theory and methodology.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Field notes - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
AN4001, AN4002, AN4003, AN4004, AN4005

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.