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ANT 202 - Anika Jones - Fall 2020: Your Assignment

What is an Ethnography? How do I get started?

If you need some help planning your research, these books and short online essays can help get you started.

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Definition of Ethnography: 

"Ethnography, descriptive study of a particular human society or the process of making such a study. Contemporary ethnography is based almost entirely on fieldwork and requires the complete immersion of the anthropologist in the culture and everyday life of the people who are the subject of his study." 

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Anthropology 202

Anthropology 202

Your Professor:  Anika Jones

Office:2554 Des Plaines

Phone: 847.376.7038 

Ethnology Research Project

Research Proposal Template

Follow this outline exactly and make sure you have the same labels in bold!



  • Background information
  • Summarize the prospective project
  • Research Question/Hypothesis: What do you want to learn?

Purpose of Study

  • What will society learn from your mini-ethnography?

Research Methods/Design

  • How do you plan to obtain your data?  

Literature Review

  • Choose three sources and summarize the material, but more importantly how do these sources benefit your ethnography. Why is this information helping to answer, or discredit or challenge your research question?
  • Remember your research should be a discussion between you and your sources.

Interview Questions:

  • Include 20 possible questions you intend on asking your participants (open ended and closed)

Ethnography Requirements:

  1. Must interview at least 5 people!
  2. Must conduct fieldwork!
  3. Must conduct participant observation!


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