[SIGCIS-Members] 14th CIFAS SummerSchool in Ethnographic Research Methods

Renzo Taddei renzotaddei at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 14:20:25 PDT 2021

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14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods

July 19 to 30, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT time)

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to
announce the 14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods. Due
to the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition of the summer school will take place

The goal of the summer school is 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 summer 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, development studies, consumer behavior, among
others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have
an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their

The social isolation measures adopted across the planet due to the current
pandemic have made digital ethnography, in all its variations, an option of
choice for researchers who previously did not consider it. The summer
school program was reformulated, devoting more time to the discussion of
digital methods and the interface between ethnography and the field of
digital humanities.

- Class 1 (Jul 19): Foundations of ethnographic research

- Class 2 (Jul 20): Theory and practice: social theories in the field

- Class 3 (Jul 21): Research design; ethics

- Class 4 (Jul 22): Data generation techniques

- Class 5 (Jul 23): Planning the logistics of field research

- Class 6 (Jul 26): Digital ethnography

- Class 7 (Jul 27): Ethnography in interface with Social Network Analysis
and other trends in the digital humanities

- Class 8 (Jul 28): Visual ethnography; ethnography in specific fields of
activity (applied social sciences, health, social service, environmental
studies, public policy design, business, and others)

- Class 9 (Jul 29): Principles of organization and indexation of field data

- Class 10 (Jul 30): Analyzing field data; qualitative analysis software
packages: basic principles

The total workload of the course is 25 hours. In this edition of the summer
school, the option of earning credits is not available.

The tuition fee is US$ 1,200.

Applications online at https://cifas.us/field-school/
For more information, please write to renzo.taddei at cifas.us.
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