Ethnographic methods

lantr2000  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ethnographic methods
5.00 credits
15.0 h
Main themes
Trough a deep examination of the methodology considerations and the linked epistemological questions, this seminary is about mastering investigation tools. It emphasize on how to organise a field study and on the pro-duction of data. This seminary is organised in a way that the students get a collective feedback on their field study. Subjects part of the course: Data production from participant, observation and semi-structured interview. Other investigation techniques when needed. Planning and organisation of a field study. Analysis and interpretation of ethnographical data. Building of an ethnological research subject and question.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the seminary, the student should have run a complete ethnological field-study. The student should have given, at least once, a presentation of his research to teachers and students of the pro-gram.
Contents : 1. Production and data status 2. The ethnologist as an actor in situation 3. Discussion on researcher's reflexiveness during ethnographic production 4. Field study approach (how to observe and interview, how to implement archives researchs) Methods : Seminary is organised with previous article readings, lectures and discussions about the students' fieldwork. Students will have to prepare the fieldwork about which they'll write their thesis.
Other information
Students' work will be appraised according to the jury system (cf. Master in Anthropology) This course is given during days, half days and sessions of training
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [60] in Sociology and Anthropology