Study Programmes 2017-2018
Building a fieldwork methodology
Duration :
30h Th, 30h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6
Master in sociology and anthropology (60 ECTS)6
Lecturer :
Guy Massart, Benjamin Rubbers
Substitute(s) :
Guy Massart
Coordinator :
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
This course will consist in accompanying students in a small ethnographic research in Liège. Students will first be asked to write a research project. Next, they will have to go to the field for the purpose of producing a case study, combining observations, interviews and photography. During class meetings, they will present different aspects of their research (interviews, interpretation of data, and so on) with the purpose to listen to comments and suggestions from the group. 
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
The main purpose is to place students in a situation that will help them develop the professional skills of a social science researcher. At the end of the course, students will be able to define a problematic, to write a research project, to conduct interviews and make observations, and to interpret the data produced in this way.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
To have the desire to do ethnographic fieldwork
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
The course will take the form of a seminar.Students will be encouraged to engage in collaborative research processes. Participation in the sessions is essential.
Recommended or required readings :
Students will have to find readings on the subject of their research.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Grading is based on the final paper, the intermediary reports and class participation.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
The professor is available to meet students by appointment (email).