Course Description

This course offers an introduction to and an overview of the main research methods and techniques within the social sciences and specifically within cultural anthropology, with an emphasis on ethnographic methods. Students will learn to formulate a research question, collect data by using specific research techniques, and analyse the resulting data critically.

Course Objectives

  • Gaining basic knowledge on setting up and conducting empirical research
  • Learning about the most common methods in the social sciences and applying them in practice
  • Learning to define and operationalize anthropological and sociological concepts
  • Understanding the relationship between research questions, methods, analysis and knowledge.

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