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Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in New York City

10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, June 12 to 22, 2017

The CIFAS course was one of the few that I felt really complemented my studies in anthropology. Before the class, I really had no idea about conducting actual fieldwork. I’ve even encouraged others to take it this year as it’s really worth the money and time.Joan Jocson, MA candidate, Hunter College

I wish this class was longer than 10 days or all day long. It is so great. I am going to recommend it to my program director for any students interested in using ethnography.Susan O’Hara Sullivan, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, in New York City.

The goal of the Field 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 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, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.

Program:

Session

Topic

June 12

·       Foundations of ethnographic research

June 13

·       Theory and practice: social theories in the field

June 14

·       Research design

June 15

·       Data collection techniques

June 16

·       Planning the logistics of field research

June 17

·       Field trip: 35th Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade

June 18

·       Sunday – no class.

June 19

·       Ethnography in specific fields of activity (applied social sciences, public policy design, business & management, and others)

June 20

·       Principles of organization and indexation of field data

June 21

·       Analyzing field data; qualitative analysis software packages: basic principles

June 22

·       Wrap up session

 The total work load of the course is 30 hours. Students interested in earning credits for the course may have additional assignments in order to totalize 45 hours of activities (what is equivalent to 3 credits).

Course venue: Classes will take place at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University.

Coordinators:

Renzo Taddei (Assistant Professor, Federal University of São Paulo/Affiliated Researcher, Columbia University). CV: Click Here

Lambros Comitas (Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University). CV: Click Here

Registration and other costs:

Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 900. The tuition fee does not cover accommodation, meals or transportation. Registration should be completed online here.

 Other information:

Insurance: Participants are required to have travel insurance that covers medical and repatriation costs (for international students). Proof of purchase of travel insurance must be presented at the first day of activities.

For more information, please write to Renzo Taddei at rrt20@columbia.edu

Click here for Registration

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7 months ago

Renzo Taddei

One more edition of the CIFAS Ethnographic Methods Field School ended today. It was a real pleasure to spend two weeks discussing ethnography with such a great group of participants. The main field activity was at the 38th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum. See photos attached. ... See MoreSee Less

One more edition of the CIFAS Ethnographic Methods Field School ended today. It was a real pleasure to spend two weeks discussing ethnography with such a great group of participants. The main field activity was at the 38th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum. See photos attached.

8 months ago

Renzo Taddei

ATLAS.ti Training

October 22-23, 2016

Berkeley, CA

This workshop will provide both a conceptual background and practical experience in computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using ATLAS.ti. After instruction in the fundamental aspects of CAQDA, the course turns to the logic of the ATLAS.ti program, and how it functions as a tool for CAQDA.

By the end of the course, participants will have all the conceptual and practical tools necessary to employ ATLAS.ti in their current or future projects involving qualitative data.

The workshop will be limited to 15 participants so that everyone receives individual attention. Sliding scale: $350-700. Hosted by the Center for Ethnographic Research. Learn more here and register here.
http://cer.berkeley.edu/atlasti-training
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