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240530 AL Anthro Lab (P6) (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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.
Mo 31.01. 09:45-11:15 Digital


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


max. 20 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.
Update 13.12.2021: The course will be held digital until December 17.
Update 22.11.2021: The course will be held digital during lockdown.
If possible, the course is to be conducted in presence. Due to the respective applicable distance regulations and other measures, adjustments may be made.

Monday 04.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 11.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 18.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 25.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 08.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 15.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 06.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 13.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 10.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 17.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 24.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The purpose of this course is to guide students in preparing their MA research. As such, the seminar provides a framework to travel collectively through the process of writing a proposal within which students are expected to work individually towards their goals. Topics addressed can include finding researchable questions, suitable theoretical literature, ethical questions and designing an effective fieldwork plan. The students are expected to work on their research proposal and present it in class at least once. Openness to constructive criticism, but also to engagement with ideas of peers are crucial aspects required for successful participation.
The aim of the course is a sophisticated understanding of proposal writing for ethnographic research. The ultimate outcome will be a fully developed research proposal at the semester’s end.

Assessment and permitted materials

All criteria for evaluation must be fulfilled including the submission of a full research proposal before the dead line. Requirements for the course completion:
1) Regular attendance and active participation in the class (max. 20 points)
2) Development and presentation of own project (max 20 points)
3) Commenting other participants research projects (max 20 points)
3) Final individual project: 7-10 standard pages, to be submitted until February 5th 2022 (max 40 points).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- 91-100 points: 1 (excellent)
- 81-90 points: 2 (good)
- 71-80 points: 3 (satisfactory)
- 61-70 points: 4 (sufficient)
In order to complete the course, one needs to obtain at least 61 points.

Examination topics

Oral participation, interim draft proposal, written comments and final written work (details see above)

Reading list

Compulsory literature and a list of suggested readings will be distributed at or during the course.
Recommended reading:
Jefferey, Laura and Natalie Konopinski (2014), Planning your research project, in: Natalie Konopinski (ed.) Doing anthropological research. London: Routledge, 21–36.
Kelly, Tobias (2014) Getting started: the search for anthropological questions, in: Natalie Konopinski (ed.) Doing anthropological research. London: Routledge, 6-20.
Thin, Neil (2014), On the Primary Importance of Secondary Research, in: Natalie Konopinski (ed), Doing anthropological research. London: Routledge, 37–54.

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Last modified: We 12.01.2022 09:09