AANK16013U Fieldwork: Ethnography and Analysis
Board of Studies, Department of Anthropology
Students carry out fieldwork taking a point of departure in their project proposal from 2. semester. Fieldwork can take place in all kinds of socio-cultural contexts on the condition that it is realistic to carry it through within the given time frame and that the safety of students is not at stake. Apart from this the choice of place and theme are limited by research ethics only.
Fieldwork can be carried out individually or in smaller groups, it can be part of a larger research project, or as an internship.
During fieldwork students write portfolios which are uploaded on Absalon to the teacher as well as to group members (students can be excepted from participating in the netbased dialogue only if they work in areas with no or insufficient access to the net. However, all students must write portfolios during their fieldwork). During the last part of the semester students participate in a number of workshops with focus on the collected ethnographic material and analysis. Participation in these workshops is mandatory. The duration of fieldwork is maximum 14 weeks, and the students must return in time for the workshops.
- demonstrate familiarity with different ethnographic metods for
fieldwork and be able to differentiate between the types of
knowledge they can produce
- demonstrate knowledge of theories and analytical concepts, which can illuminate relevant anthropological problems in an empirical material.
- demonstrate thematic and regional knowledge relevant to a chosen field
- complete a fieldwork based on an individual problem statement
- collect relevant empirical material
- evaluate the problem statement and research questions in relation to collected empirical material
- organize an empirical material properly with due consideration
to relevant methodological and ethical issues
- reflect critically on the methological and analytical process of the fieldwork
- give qualified feedback on others’ work
- Class Instruction
- Project work
- 30 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Portfolio, exam periodPortfolio-assignments
Individual or groups submissions
Contents of the portfolio:
•All the portfolio assignments handed in during the course, revised and collected as one portfolio.
•2 pages overview of the ethnographic material. Length: min. 4320 keystrokes, max. 5280 keystrokes. Does not vary depending on whether the exam was done individual or as a group.
•2 pages Master’s Thesis synopsis, including motivations for choice of Master’s thesis model. Length: min. 4320 keystrokes, max. 5280 keystrokes. Does not vary depending on whether the exam was done individual or as a group.
- Exam registration requirements
Students must collect ethnographic material in order to be able to complete the course. Participation in post fieldwork workshops is mandatory.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
1st re-exam: A new assignment must be submitted. The new assignment must be submitted by the deadline for the re-exam.
2nd re-exam: A new assignment must be submitted. The new assignment is submitted during the next exam period.
For more information about the course see www.kurser.ku.dk.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome