Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods Field School
5555 North Sheridan Road #903 Chicago IL Estados Unidos
Email fieldschool@cifas.us
Email 2 melanie.dreher@cifas.us
Email 3 renzo.taddei@cifas.us
General Description / Special Programs

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 16th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods.

Tentative dates:

Online group: June 19 to 30, 2023 - classes meet from 6 pm to 9 pm EDT.

On-site group in New York City: July 24 to August 4, 2023 - classes meet from 9 am to 12 pm EDT.

The Field School aims to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, and consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.

Program:

  • Foundations of ethnographic research
  • Theory and practice: social theories in the field
  • Research design
  • Data collection techniques
  • Planning the logistics of field research
  • Digital ethnography
  • Ethnography in interface with Social Network Analysis and other trends in the field of the digital humanities
  • Ethnography in specific fields of activity (applied social sciences, health, social service, environmental studies, public policy design, business, and others)
  • Principles of organization and indexation of field data
  • Analyzing field data; qualitative analysis software packages: basic principles

The total workload of the course is 30 hours. In this edition of the summer school, the option of earning credits is not available.

Coordinator: Renzo Taddei (Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005) – see bio.

Registration and other costs:

Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 1,200.

Comitas Field School Fellowship: a limited amount of fellowships are available to students from underrepresented minorities and low-income countries. See information on how to apply at the end of the application form.

The application should be completed online here.

For more information, please email us at fieldschool@cifas.us.

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Certificate Field Areas
Research Methods
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Field Work
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Online Courses
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Online Course Info:

Online group: June 19 to 30, 2023 - classes meet from 6 pm to 9 pm, EDT.

Program:

  • Foundations of ethnographic research
  • Theory and practice: social theories in the field
  • Research design
  • Data collection techniques
  • Planning the logistics of field research
  • Digital ethnography
  • Ethnography in interface with Social Network Analysis and other trends in the field of the digital humanities
  • Ethnography in specific fields of activity (applied social sciences, health, social service, environmental studies, public policy design, business, and others)
  • Principles of organization and indexation of field data
  • Analyzing field data; qualitative analysis software packages: basic principles