This practice-led module will build the skills needed to conduct an independent ethnographic research project. Throughout the module, you will become acquainted with the various methods available for fieldwork and learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in relation to varying research contexts.
Topics addressed may include: project design and planning, ethics, audio-visual documentation, interviewing, field notes, transcription, and online/virtual ethnography. Instruction and assessment will be hands-on, applying theoretical readings to concrete materials and activities.
Assessment: 2,500-word research prospectus and five applied fieldwork assignments totalling 2,500 words