2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

ANT 325 Ethnographic Research Methods in Anthropology

3 hours 

Students in this course will learn anthropological field research methods including their historical and theoretical origins, implementation and use. They will gain knowledge in project design, accessing the field, types of data and methods of data collection, primary and secondary analysis of data. They will also gain understanding of the ethics involved in doing field research and practice a range of narrative strategies for presenting research results. In addition to anthropological readings on ethnographic research, students will gain first-hand experience and skills in various methods such as participant observation, interviewing, conducting focus groups, compiling a case study and implementing questionnaires. Students will also learn a range of quantitative methods commonly used by anthropologists, including population sampling, census data, surveys, descriptive statistical analyses, measures of central tendency and bivariate analysis for small sample sizes. Students will develop their own ethnographic projects that focus on a topic emerging from or integrated with urban spaces and communities that live in them.




ENG 201 and any Anthropology (ANT) course