What exactly do anthropologists ”out there” in the field and how do they study people in diverse contexts? This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to engage with a number of core methods that characterise the way anthropology (and other disciplines) collects information and uses it in the production of ethnography.
The course aims to a) define core terms (field, multi-sited fieldwork, ethnography, grounded theory, etc.); b) present central ethnographic methods and introduce the basic tools and techniques of qualitative field research in anthropology; d.) explore the ethics of research; e.) provide practical experience of basic methods such as interviewing, genealogy, fieldnotes and structured observations (if possible, during COVID!).