Volledige vakbeschrijvingA key objective of the “Virtual Ethnography” skills training is to provide a setting in which students can and will experience that 1) doing research does not imply taking methodology from the shelves, and 2) that methods do not speak for themselves. The development of a research strategy involves interpreting, moulding, extending, combining or even transforming existing methods and tools. This is true for well-established research methodologies, but it is especially evident in the case of a new research methodology. This skills training is therefore organised around such a new research approach, i.e. virtual ethnography. The aim of the skills training is to further develop the basic research skills of students and their understanding of social science research methodology. To that end, critical reflection on their experiences in designing and doing virtual ethnography is an integral part of the assignment.
Doelstellingen van dit vakAt the end of the course students: • Are able to apply a set of qualitative research methods; • Have improved their skills in research design; • Have a thorough understanding of the criteria for filed site selection; • Have improved their skills in planning research; • Are able to use ethnographic observation techniques; • Are able to collect detailed and relevant data; • Are able to execute a detailed data analysis; • Are able to work in teams; • Are able to make use of ICT in research.
Aanbevolen literatuurPlease see course manual for detailed information.
28 okt 2019
20 dec 2019
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:PBL, Work in subgroups
Evaluatiemethoden:Presentation, Final paper
Trefwoorden:ethnography, internet, political anthropology, virtual community.