ANT4294 Ethnographic Research Methods

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Samuel Dira

Course Description:

Introduction to basic techniques of both qualitative and quantitative methods of anthropological research. It focuses on techniques of ethnographic research design, data collection and analysis, and research report writing.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will learn skills, tools, and techniques of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating ethnographic research findings in diverse sociocultural and economic contexts. The course opens doors of ministry and career opportunities of ministry and public service sectors. How?

Why This Course Is Important:

Ethnographic research involves the deep study of and comparison between cultures. Ethnographic research techniques have uses in mission work that are vital for missional leaders and practitioners to better understand the people they serve. Research also enables missional leaders to constantly evaluate their ministry and correct their course of action.