Workshop: Introduction on Ethnographic Research

Introduction on Ethnographic Research


The use of qualitative methods and ethnographic methods is intended to complement the quantitative and technical methodology frequently used in other fields, giving voice to the human experience at the center of a given topic (Patton 2002, Bernard 2011, Creswell 2014). Qualitative, anthropological research complements other, more technical and economic approaches. Tools available to the ethnographer include formal and semiformal interviews, participant-observation, photography, among others. Collected data can be analyzed in a number of ways, including through transcription and coding for emergent themes. Through the use of ethnographic methods, a complicated portrait emerges of a particular group and its individuals, capturing essential aspects that can be missed in other approaches. The presenter’s ethnographic experience includes long term participant-observation of Indonesian university students and alumni in the islands of Java, Maluku, and Nusa Tenggara, as well a collaborative project in the US with dental patients and their parents.


Chris Foertsch:  Chris is presently in Indonesia on a yearlong Fulbright Research Fellowship from the US State Department, conducting fieldwork about Eastern Indonesian university students who migrate to Java for higher education. He earned an MA in Anthropology from Oregon State University, USA in 2016 and begins a PhD program at the University of Victoria, Canada in 2018.


AIFIS in cooperation with the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta will conduct this event on:

Date: Tuesday, 3 October 2017                                                                                                       Time: 13.30 – 15.00 WIB                                                                                                               Venue: Seminar Room, Faculty of Social and Politial Sciences                                               Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta                                                                                       Jl. Ir. Sutami No. 36 A Surakarta, Jawa Tengah

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