Ethnographic Methods

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete this module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain selected anthropological and cultural theories as a basis for empirical studies of technology and culture.
  • present exemplary cases of techno-anthropological field studies
  • explain ethnographic fieldwork as a mode of knowledge production

Skills

  • compare methodological approaches within anthropology and ethnography
  • conduct qualitative interviews and use different coding schemes
  • plan and carry out participant observation
  • apply anthropological and cultural theories to reflect on and analyze cases and empirical material

Competences

  • choose and justify the relevance of qualitative data collection methods in relation to a study of technology
  • discuss and account for analytical opportunities and challenges in relation to social and cultural analysis of cases of scientific or technological development processes.

Exam

Exams

Name of examEthnographic Methods
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleEtnografiske metoder
Module codeTBITANK16104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design