All PhDs have to draw up their own personal training programme in consultation with their PhD supervisor as part of their PhD Trajectory Plan. Together, they decide which courses the PhD should take, depending on their previous training. PhDs should follow (or have followed in the past) sufficient training in Methods, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theory. We advise PhDs to follow a training programme of approximately 30 ECTS in total (throughout the whole trajectory). Which courses are relevant for you depends on your PhD trajectory and the programme group in which you are involved.
This course aims to familiarize PhDs having little to no fieldwork experience, with ethnographic research practices. In the first 4 (out of 8) weekly 3-hour seminars, we will read and discuss assigned readings (about 50-70 pp. per week). Most of the assigned readings will consist of ethnographers’ reflections on their own ethnographic research experiences.
All AISSR PhD Candidates are requested to develop a training programme with their supervisor and document this in their PhD Trajectory Plan. PhD and supervisors decide together which courses the student should take, depending on their previous training. PhD students should follow (or have followed) sufficient training in Methods, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theory (equal to around 30 ECTS).
Due to restrictions on traveling and personal meetings related to covid19, many AISSR PhD candidates have had to reconsider their methodological approaches to data collection. This will also affect fieldwork consideration in the near future. Therefore, this Short Intensive Course intents to create a space, where we can learn about adapting data collection methods to these circumstances. This involves transferring methods to online environments, but also broadening possibilities for alternative approaches.