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Introduction to Ethnography and Fieldwork (RSS1.02) - Closed

Ethnography uniquely studies phenomena in their natural context, emphasizing participant perspectives and contextual significance. Ideal for illuminating political and social dynamics, this one-week summer course equips participants with essential skills for designing, conducting, and evaluating ethnographic research.

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    Ethnography uniquely studies phenomena in their natural context, emphasizing participant perspectives and contextual significance. Ideal for illuminating political and social dynamics, this course equips participants with essential skills for designing, conducting, and evaluating ethnographic research. 

    Although the ethnographic approach has many strengths, there are also many challenges and issues to be considered when doing ethnographic research: 

    • How do you define the field you are studying? 
    • How do you negotiate access and handle interaction with research participants? 
    • How do you take into account the researcher's presence and influence on what is happening in the field? 
    • How do you document what you observe, and how do you analyze, interpret and infer from your own observations and field notes? 
    • What are the relevant criteria for evaluating ethnographic research, and what about the generalizability of one's findings? 

    These are just some of the questions that should be addressed in ethnographic studies. Through active participation in this seminar, you will gain the knowledge and tools to engage with such questions in relation to your own research projects as well as ethnographic studies in general. In relation to this, the seminar will also enable you to navigate the complex landscape of social science research methods and methodologies from the perspective of ethnography and reflect on challenges and benefits when combining ethnographic approaches with other social science approaches.

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    Starting date

    17 June 2024, 9 am
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    17 June 2024, 9 am - 21 June 2024, 5 pm
    Teacher(s)
    Mathilde Cecchini
    Unique code
    RSS1.01

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    Type of education
    Course
    Entry requirements
    See the requirements in cost and admission
    Study load (ECTS)
    2
    Result
    Certificate
    Organisation
    Radboud Summer School

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    Mathilde Cecchini

    Mathilde Cecchini
     

    Mathilde Cecchini is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark. She specializes in interpretive research methods including ethnography, interpretive interviewing, discourse analysis and narrative analysis. She has previously taught courses on these topics both at the BA, MA and PhD level in different institutions including at the Methodsnet Summer School.

    This course is closed, registration is no longer possible. 

     

    Costs

    • Regular: €1049 (application deadline 1st of May)
    • Student & PhD's: €699 (application deadline 1st of May)

    Includes: your course, short morning and late afternoon courses, coffee and tea during breaks, a warm lunch every day, Official Opening, MethodsNET Café (including some drinks and snacks) Official Closing (with some drinks and snacks) and a 1-year (2024 calendar year) free membership as MethodsNET regular member.

    Excludes: transport, accommodation, social events and other costs. 

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    Level of participant: 

    • Master
    • PhD
    • Postdoc
    • Professional


    Admission requirements: 

    The course is an introductory course to ethnography and fieldwork and does not require previous experience with ethnographic methods. However, a basic training in social science research methods is required to participate in the course.

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    None