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Course module: 880435-M-3
Research Skills: Ethnography
Course info
Course module880435-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSHD: Department of Culture Studies; Culture Studies;
Is part of
M Culture Studies
M Communication and Information Sciences
M Language and Culture Education
M Linguistics and Communication Sciences (research)
Convenant TSH
dr. M. Spotti
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Please Mind: the complete information for this course is not provided yet, this page will be finalized in the upcoming weeks
The course aims at acquiring knowledge and insight in ethnographic research methods and gives the students the ability to apply some of these methods to the actual analysis of everyday rotinous actions of people across institutional and non institutional environments, both off and online.
The course starts with positioning the empirical interpretive / qualitative research paradigm, and more specifically the field of interpretive ethnography, from a historical, epistemological and content perspective. 

After that attention is paid to three methodes of data collection (conducting observations, conducting interviews and collecting documents) leading to an ethnographic corpus of (transcribed) texts, and to three methods of data analysis, such as key incident analysis (KIA)  (international) triangulation of observations and a socio-culturally oriented discourse analysis of interviews. In doing so existing ethnographic corpora are used.

Finally students learn about the implications of the computer screen for ethnographic practices. Attention is paid to the recent developments that ethnography has encountered with the development of social media, mobile technologies and more in general people's e-lives projects.

During the course the students write three memo's to be collected in a portfolio that is handed in at the end of the course for grading. All memos need to be a pass in order to pass the course as a whole. 
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880435-M-3|Research Skills: Ethnography
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Kies de Nederlandse taal