Universität Wien FIND

230136 SE Ethnographic Methods (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 04.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 11.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 18.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 25.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 08.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 15.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 31.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Ethnography is a methodological approach for engaging with and making sense of the complexities of the sociotechnical worlds we try to understand by closely engaging with diverse actors, getting to know their life worlds and practices on a deep level.
Over the course of the semester you will develop your own ethnographic research project and move through its different stages: developing a research plan, planning and conducting (participant) observation and qualitative interviews, managing issues of moving into and out of the field, identifying gatekeepers, building rapport with research subjects, reflecting on and dealing with ethical issues, writing fieldnotes, analyze the data through qualitative analysis and, finally, practice ethnographic writing.
The course will cover historical and philosophical underpinnings of ethnography and test observing, interviewing and analyzing data in class. In parallel, you will conduct your own ethnographic study in small groups and present your work process and, subsequently, your results in class, receiving feedback and support from the course instructor and from your peers.
The goal of the seminar is for you to come to an understanding of the scope (and the limits) of ethnographic methods, to gain hands-on experience in their application through working with your own data and to reflect on your role as ethnographers. This will enable you to confidently apply the methods in your own research project in the future e.g. in your thesis work.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

To pass the seminar, students are expected to complete the following tasks:
· Read the required literature and participate actively in the discussions of all sessions
· Hand in their research plan and final paper in compliance with the deadlines
· Present their research plan and final results in the respective sessions and incorporate the received feedback by the peer group and the lecturer on the final presentation into the final paper.
· Give oral and written peer feedback to the assigned group on the research plan and final paper
· Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading Scheme

The grading scheme is based on a total of 100 points. These points will be awarded in relation to students’ performance in meeting the course learning aims in the different obligatory tasks.
The maximum number of points to be acquired for each task is:

Participation in class: 25 points, assessed individually
Research plan and presentation: 15 points, assessed as group work
Peer feedback: 15 points, assessed as group work
Final paper and presentation: 45 points, assessed as group work

Minimum requirements
A minimum of 50 points is necessary to successfully complete the course. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.

Grades
100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

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Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 02.10.2017 12:29