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Ethnographical Approaches in Sociology

Code: 131232
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Renata Relja
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Renata Relja - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
- Learning about ethnographic research
- Differencing between quantitative and qualitative research approach.
- Developing competence for ethnographic research conduction.
- Recognizing social phenomena adequate for ethnographic research approach.
- Developing competences for fieldwork.
- Developing competences for writing fieldwork notes.
- Understanding key social problems that can be ethnographically described.
- Learning about possibilities of ethnographic concept usage in sociological projects, its advantages and disadvantages.
1. Introductory lesson (2 lessons).
Introduction to seminar essay literature and seminar essay assignments.
2. Philosophical, intellectual and sociological foundations of qualitative and ethnographic research, part 1 (2 lessons).
3. Philosophical, intellectual and sociological foundations of qualitative and ethnographic research, part 2 (2 lessons).
4. Historical foundations of ethnographic approach (2 lessons).
5. Traditional and contemporary research strategies (2 lessons).
6. Selecting topics and ethnographic environment; distinctive ethnographic sampling (2 lessons)
7. Access to the ethnographic field; relations inside the research field (2 lessons).
8. Methodological special features of contemporary ethnographic research; key ethnographic concepts (2 lessons)
9. Criteria of ethnographic research (2 lessons).
10. Writing and organizing of ethnographic data (2 lessons)
11. Typology of ethnographic techniques and methods of data collection (2 lessons).
12. Typology of ethnographies (2 lessons).
13. Interdisciplinary applications of ethnographic research (2 lessons).
14. Ethics in ethnographic research (2 lessons).
15. Ethnography in virtual environment (2 lessons).
Learning outcomes:
  1. Explaining the basic difference between quantitative and qualitative research strategies.
  2. Recognizing philosophical foundations of ethnographic research.
  3. Recognizing intellectual foundations of ethnographic research.
  4. Noticing the anthropological impact and contribution to contemporary ethnographical research.
  5. Distinguishing different typologies of ethnographies
  6. Noticing the importance of choosing a topic for ethnographical research
  7. Recognizing the possibility of interdisciplinary application of ethnographical research.
  8. Noticing the possibility of ethnography in virtual environment.
  1. , 1. Fetterman, D. M. (2010) Ethnography. Step by Step. London: 3rd ed. Sage Publications.
    2. Hammersley, M. & Atkinson, P. (2007) Ethnography: Principles in Practice, 3rd ed. London: Routledge.
    3. Relja, R. (2011) Metodološke posebnosti suvremenog etnografskog istraživanja. Godišnjak Titius, 4(4):179-193.
    4. Relja, R. (2011) Etika unutar suvremenih etnografskih istraživanja. Zbornik radova Fakulteta dramskih umetnosti, 13(17):325-339.
    5. Relja, R. (2009) Suvremena etnografija kao integrativni medotološki pristup: teorijsko-metodološki doprinosi socio-kulturološkim istraživanjima. Godišnjak TITIUS, 2(2):119-134.
    6. Relja, R. (2009/2010) Sociološka i filozofska temeljenja etnografskog istraživanja. Zbornik radova Filozofskog fakulteta u Splitu, 2/3(2/3):113-133., , , .
  2. Performance Ethnography. Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture. London: Sage Publications., , Denzin, N. K., , 2003.
Optional literature:
  1. Handbook of Ethnography. London: Sage Publications. (odabrana poglavlja-I dio: 1,2,4,5. II dio: 15. III dio: 22,24,25,26,27., , Atkinson, P., Coffey, A., Delamont, S., Lofland, J., Lofland, L. (eds), , 2001.
  2. Being Here and Being There. Fieldwork Encounters and Ethnographic Discoveries. London: Sage Publications., , Anderson, E., Brooks, S.N., Gunn, R., Jones, N. (eds), , 2004.
  3. Reflexive Ethnography. A Guide to Researching and Others. London and New York: Routledge., , Aull, D. C., , 1999.
  4. The Ethnographic Self. Fieldwork and the Representation of Identity. London: Sage Publications., , Coffey, A., , 1999.
2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Single Major Graduate Study Programme in Sociology
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