RSS02.B2 ​Ethnographic Methods: From Fieldwork to Textwork

What happens after fieldwork? How do we get from data generated using ethnographic methods to written accounts that are not only academically robust, but also meaningful? In this course, we will explore the deskwork and textwork phases of using ethnographic/interpretivist methods, considering the issues and challenges involved in taking research projects from the field to the page.

The course will combine theory with practise, reading with writing, and presentations with discussion (in class and in small groups outside of class), in order that that participants have the opportunity to apply the concepts, principles and strategies discussed to their own projects and reflect on what works–and what doesn’t–for them specifically as well more generally. Participants are expected to actively engage with all activities and be willing to discuss their own projects (to the extent possible whilst upholding ethical commitments), as well as sharing their reflections and feedback on others’ work.

Detailed program


26 June 2023 - 30 June 2023
Course Fee

Regular: €995
Students & PhD's: €645

Early Bird Regular: €895 (application deadline* April 1st) 
Early Bird Students & PhD's: €580,50 (application deadline* April 1st)

Scholarships and discounts Find more information here
Application deadline

May 1st

*Your application is only completed when the course fee has been paid

Course leader Cai Wilkinson
Level of participant
  • Master
  • PhD
  • PostDoc
  • Professional
Admission requirements Participants must have at least some experience of conducting fieldwork, ideally using ethnographic methods. Participants will benefit from having had some prior engagement with the methodological underpinnings of interpretive and qualitative research, ideally including some readings on the philosophy of social science (see recommended readings below). It is expected that participants will be open to engaging with materials drawn from a range of social science disciplines including anthropology, political science, sociology and organizational studies
Admission documents
  • To get the student/PhD discount you need to upload a copy of your Student card or other proof of registration
  • If you are not a student/PhD, you can upload an empty document under 'Student Card'.
Mode of Study On Campus
ECTS 2 or 4 Find more information here
Location Radboud University