Faculteit der Cultuur- en Maatschappijwetenschappen
Close to the Foreign
In this skills training students learn to study behaviour and customs in their own environment as if they belonged to a ‘foreign’ culture. Their guideline will be a number of research topics closely connected to the themes of the course Network Society, to which this skills training belongs. These topics will address the daily use (or non-use) of network technologies such as mobile phones, the internet and email. In teams, students design their own ethnographic research project. Before carrying out independent research in their own environment for a week, students will be prepared for this in three skills training meetings.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
Objectives In this skills training students are trained in ethnographic research methods (observations, interviews) for studying behaviour and customs in their own environment as if they belonged to a ‘foreign’ culture.