College students often face the challenge of having to choose between a wide range of elective courses. If one is not familiar with Social Sciences and its research approaches, then it becomes difficult for future professionals to acquire the skills needed to do fieldwork in a systematic way.
The main objective of this field school is to equip students with ethnographic tools to properly write about the culture of the people and communities they work with. The field school is designed to cover some of the basic considerations and methods employed for doing fieldwork. After completing the course, students will:
- Have a better understanding of the research paradigms and the ethnographic approach
- Know how to use the literature to properly design and implement an ethnographic research project
- Be able to think critically and write about the culture of the people and communities they work with
Be aware of the ethical considerations when doing fieldwork and collecting qualitative data