Universität Wien FIND

240505 SE Expert and Narrative Interviews and their audio-visual documentation (P1) (2021W)

Methodology Seminar in connection to field practice

Continuous assessment of course work

The course can only be taken together with PR 240502 (10 ECTS) and you need to register for both courses.

Participation at first session is obligatory!

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). The plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 12.01.2022: Due to the current situation the course will be held digital until the end of the semester.
If possible, the course is to be conducted in presence. Due to the respective applicable distance regulations and other measures, adjustments may be made.

Update 24.09.2021: The PR will take place in Austria and two additional meetings will take place on October 27th and 28th.
The first session will be digital. If required, the Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock is available as study zone for students of the course.

Update 14.10.2021: The class on October 20th will be in Türkenschanzpark and the class on October 27th and 28th will be digital. If necessary, HS-C, NIG 4. Stock is available as study zone for students of the course.

Wednesday 13.10. 11:30 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 11:30 - 16:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 11:30 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 11:30 - 19:00 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 11:30 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Seminar will focus on Expert and Narrative Interviews and their audio-visual documentation; i.e. discuss, experiment within peer group and actually conduct interviews using audio-visual documentation methods. It will include ethical considerations and extended informed consent practices based on discourse ethics rather than bureaucratic processes. Participation in field practice is mandatory.

Assessment and permitted materials

Transcripts of 3-5 interviews (last paper to be handed in until 30st of april 2022 latest)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active Participation 20%
Online Presentations 40 %
Transcripts of 3-5 interviews 40 %

1 > 85-100 points
2 > 70-84 points
3 > 55-69 points
4 > 40-54 points
5 > 0-39 points

Examination topics

Reading list

Reinhard Sieder: Erzählungen analysieren Analysen erzählen. In: Karl R. Wernhart und Werner Zips (Hg.): Ethnohistorie- Rekonstruktion, Kulturkritik und Repräsentation: S. 150-180 (Wien: Promedia).
Werner Zips and Manuela Zips-Mairitsch (eds.): Bewildering Borders. The Economy of Conservation in Africa (Lit 2019)

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:23