Exploring the World Through Research (ANT4238.01)

Miroslava Prazak

How do social scientists gather primary data for the study of social life? This workshop course provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice the fundamental non-positivist research techniques necessary to study of social phenomena, namely interviewing, participant observation, and focus group discussions. Workshops and field projects will provide the opportunity for students to use these techniques on topics of their own interest. Methodological and theoretical perspectives will be examined, as will methods for recording, analyzing, interpreting and writing up qualitative data.

Prerequisites: Previous work in anthropology or SCT. Please email mprazak@bennington.edu to express interest.
Credits: 4
W 2:10-5:50
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
This course is categorized as All courses, Anthropology.