Anthropology | Res Meth in Cultural Anthropology
E606 | 5225 | Clark

This course moves students from a passive to an active role as
ethnographers.  You will learn how to select and refine research
questions, identify appropriate places and methods for answering your
questions, enter into effective and ethical fieldwork relations and
assess what you are learning as you work. Discussions of assigned
readings and with guest faculty about their ongoing research
strategies will address research proposal design, forms of
documentation, archival and narrative analysis, survey and
interviewing techniques, use of new technology and software,
multi-sited ethnography and activist approaches.  Students will
prepare a draft research proposal and experiment with diverse methods
to experience the practical realities of implementing and interpreting
them and to reflect on the choices and contradictions they present.