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230083 SE+UE Qualitative Methods: Ethnography (2019S)

7.00 ECTS (3.50 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Saturday 16.03. 10:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 12.04. 13:15 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Saturday 13.04. 10:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 17.05. 13:15 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Saturday 18.05. 10:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 31.05. 13:00 - 18:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Saturday 01.06. 10:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Friday 21.06. 09:45 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar offers a theoretical and practical introduction to Qualitative Research focussing on Ethnography. It is divided into four organizational units: Before we start, we meet once to clarify introductory and organisation questions. In the first "block" meeting we will discuss general issues of the theoretical foundations of ethnography. Based on this theoretical introduction students will create their own empirical "mini-projects" in order to study the application of different ethnographic research tools. These projects will be the main target of the following meeting as they provide us with the opportunity for a deeper discussion of ethnographic research strategies and for methodological reflection. In the last meeting results of the 'mini-projects' are presented.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation of a central ethnographic text at the first "block" meeting, presentation of the project and of a central methodological text at the second meeting, handing in a draft of the term paper before the last unit, discussion of it at the last unit, term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimal requirement are active participation, development and accomplishment of an empirical project, regular presentation of the project as well as a term paper. Attendance is compulsary.

Assessment of these requirements as follows:
Active participation in the discussion of ethnographic literature (including one text presentation): 10%
Constant presentation of actual empirical results: 10%
Draft of the term paper and its discussion: 10%
Term paper: 70%

Examination topics

The course aims at imparting insights into the logic and the procedures of qualitative research. It focusses on of its central approaches: Ethnography. Subject of examination are therfor central texts of Ethnography as well as developing and presentation of the students' empirical projects.

Reading list

Atkinson, Paul u.a. (2001): Handbook of Ethnography. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage

Breidenstein, Georg et al, 2013: Ethnografie: Die Praxis der Feldforschung. Konstanz: UTB.

Emerson, Robert/ Fretz, Rachel/ Shaw, Linda, 1995: Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press

Hirschauer, Stefan, 2001: Ethnographisches Schreiben und die Schweigsamkeit des Sozialen. Zu einer Methodologie der Beschreibung. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 30: 429-451

Kalthoff, Herbert, 2003: Beobachtende Differenz. Instrumente der ethnografisch-soziologischen Forschung. in: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 32, S. 70-90

Kalthoff, H., Lindemann, G. & Hirschauer, S. (2008). Theoretische Empirie. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Scheffer, Thomas (2002): Das Beobachten als wissenschaftliche Methode. In: Schaefer, Doris/Müller-Mundt, Gabriele (Hg.): Qualitative Gesundheits- und Pflegeforschung. Bern: Hans Huber Verlag, S. 351-374

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA M3 SE und UE Qualitative Methoden

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