Ethnographic Research Design and Methods

Ethnographic Research Design and Methods
Methods and philosophy of social science research design. Rationale, limitations, ethical issues, and practices of participant observation, interviewing, quantitative measurement, and other methods. Developing complete research proposal for EthnographicField Project (Anthr 495). Securing IRB approval. Local fieldwork exercises.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesANTHR 101
 Recommended300-level regionally relevant courses in the geographic area of interest.
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 442
Course Outcomes

Research Design and Methods

Through this course, students will learn principles of good research design, and will be trained in a variety of methods for social science research. By the end of this course, students will have used this training to develop a proosal for a theoretically innovative research project, including laying out valid and reliable methods for answering the research question. By the end of this course, students will have developed the ability to effectivey critique research designs and assess the relative validity and reliability of other research projects. This includes the skills to critically assess the connections between evidence and theoretical claims in social science research.