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.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x750wd project journal pt 1 (15%), 1x750wd project journal pt 2 (15%), 1x3000wd project report (60%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 Junior credit points in Anthropology