ANT6294 Advanced Ethnographic Research Methods

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Samuel Dira

Course Description:

Investigation of theories, methods and techniques of ethnographic research at an advanced level. It offers students the opportunity to explore and evaluate theories and practices of ethnographic techniques such as unobtrusive observation, participant observation, taking and coding field notes, ethnographic and life-history interviews, focus group discussions, rapid assessment procedures, data analysis and interpretation, and ethnographic report writing, and research ethics. 61 words

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.