Anthropology Research Skills and Methods (ANTH2631)


Anthropology's distinctive method, termed ethnography, requires the researcher's involvement as a 'participant observer' with the group of people being studied. This unit takes a practical approach to the study of ethnography, developing students' understanding of the foundational role of field research in the creation of new knowledge in the discipline. Topics covered include: history of the method; diversity of research topics and settings; research ethics, design, techniques, and analysis. Students will devise and report on their own project.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week


1x1500wd project journal (30%), 1x3000wd project report (60%), tutorial participation (10%)

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12 Junior credit points from Anthropology and 6 Senior credit points from Anthropology

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