Ethnomethodology And The Study Of Culture – res729 (3 credits)

In this course, students will build knowledge of and competence with data analysis techniques developed in the anthropological tradition of ethnography. Integrating data from multiple collection methods (e.g. observational field notes, interviews, analyses of cultural artifacts), students will develop coding/thematic grouping protocols as well as strategies to develop findings into comprehensive interpretation of a particular culture. The course will conclude with a comprehensive overview of the process and practice of writing up ethnographic texts, centering largely on “thick description” as a critical mode of representation. Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Cultural and Social Anthropology and the Roots of Ethnography

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 1]

Present Findings and Future Research

  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 8]
  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 8]

Ethnographic Methodology

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 2]

Ethnomethodological Designs

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 3]

Designing Ethnographic Research Studies

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 4]

Analyze Ethnographic Data, Part 1

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 5]

Collecting Ethnographic Data

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 6]

Analyze Ethnographic Data, Part 2

  • Competency A: Explore the theoretical evolution of ethnography through cultural and social anthropology. [Wk 7]
  • Competency B: Examine philosophies and methodologies underpinning ethnographic research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Determine appropriate ethnographic design, data collection methods, and analysis techniques for various applications. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Apply ethnographic design to an identified researchable issue. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethnographic results to present findings appropriately to stakeholders. [Wk 7]

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